Tokyo stocks closed lower Wednesday as a drop in tech shares on Wall Street overnight saw investors here opt to lock in gains following the market's recent winning streak.

Malaysian analysts have given positive feedback on the partnership between China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Malaysia's car maker Proton as it paves way for Geely to expand into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market.

Surplus funds owned by South Korean households reduced in the first quarter on rising home purchases amid the record-low interest rate, central bank data showed Wednesday.

To be developed under the phase II , the extended line will be built over a distance of 7.5 km to link the track from the outlying Thanalaeng railway station in Hadxaifong district to Khamsavat village in inner Saysettha district in Vientiane .