By Daniel Hunter

There was mixed trading in Asian shares as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world.

An unexpected rate cut in China, and a surprise expansion of monetary stimulus by the Bank of Japan at the end of October, had encouraged investors.

The Nikkei index closed down 0.8% at 17,248.50 in subdued trade ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday, whilst the dollar edged lower to 117.37 yen, from 117.72 yen in New York trade.

Toyota's shares closed down 0.5% after the auto giant said it would recall 57,000 more vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata.

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