Asia-Pacific stocks mostly fell Monday, Jan. 30, the Japanese market showing a second day of decreases.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index
fell 2.7% to 22,069.73, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index
added 0.2% to 27,433.40.
The Shanghai Composite Index
of Chinese companies rose 0.1% to 3,269.32, while Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index
weakened 0.5% to 3,378.29. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index
weakened 1.3% to 2,450.65, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
fell 0.2% to 7,481.70.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, gas utilities company Hong Kong & China Gas
saw the largest increase Monday, as shares added 3.2%.
Shares of electric power generation firm CLP Holdings
and rail passenger transport company MTR
gained 2.0% and 1.9%, respectively.
Shares of real estate services/transactions company Country Garden Holdings
saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, as shares fell 8.3% on Monday.
Shares of pharmacies/drug stores firm Alibaba Health Info Tech
and etailing company Alibaba Group Holding
declined 8.0% and 7.1%, respectively.
Of the Nikkei 225 Index constituents, couriers/messengers company Yamato Holdings
saw the largest increase Monday, as shares added 6.5%.
Shares of synthetic resins/polymers firm Shin-Etsu Chemical
and securities/commodity exchange activities company Japan Exchange Group
increased 5.1% and 4.0%, respectively.
Also in Japan, marketing company Dentsu Group
saw the largest decrease Monday, as shares weakened 2.9%
Shares of construction machinery firm Hitachi Construction Mach
and passenger cars company Mitsubishi Motors
declined 2.6% and 2.4%, respectively.
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