Australia shares drift, miners up, banks unwind gains
The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was down 1.3 points at 4,887.7 by 2315 GMT. On Tuesday, it rose 1.1 percent, or 53.8 points, to its highest since April 2011.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.4 percent to 4,218.9.
Top miner BHP Billiton rose 0.9 percent while banks declined, led by a loss of 0.8 percent in National Australia Bank.
Supermarkets-to-hardware retailer Wesfarmers slipped 0.8 percent to A$38.53 after it said same-store December quarter sales at its Coles supermarket chain rose 3.9 percent from a year earlier, a touch softer than analyst forecasts.
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