Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed Thursday, Feb. 2, Japanese shares climbing for the second session.
The Hang Seng Index
of Hong Kong companies dropped 0.5% to 21,958.36, while the Nikkei 225 Index
of Japanese companies gained 0.2% to 27,402.05.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index
was flat at 3,285.67, while Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index
dropped 0.4% to 3,363.68. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index
gained 0.8% to 2,468.88, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
gained 0.1% to 7,511.60.
Of the the Hang Seng Index constituents, internet search engines company Baidu
saw the largest increase Thursday, as shares added 5.0%.
Shares of optical instruments firm Sunny Optical Technology
and pharmaceuticals company Sino Biopharmaceutical
added 4.3% and 3.5%, respectively.
Shares of property managers company Country Garden Svcs
saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, as shares weakened 6.0% on Thursday.
Shares of renewable energy equipment firm Xinyi Solar Holdings
and real estate services/transactions company Country Garden Holdings
weakened 4.2% and 4.0%, respectively.
Among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, industrial electronics company Hitachi
saw the largest increase Thursday, as shares gained 4.5%.
Shares of database/directory publishing firm M3
and semiconductors company Advantest Corp
added 3.8% and 3.7%, respectively.
Also in Japan, chemicals company Sumitomo Chemical
saw the largest drop Thursday, as shares fell 8.5%
Shares of food products firm Ajinomoto
and electric power generation company Tokyo Electric Power
declined 4.5% and 4.0%, respectively.
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