Hong Kong – The Hang Seng Index (HSI) closed with a gain of 0.8% at 17,611.87. Notably, renewable energy equipment company Xinyi Solar Holdings (968) saw the largest increase in Hong Kong, as shares rose by 4.6%. However, shares of aluminum company China Hongqiao Group (1378) saw the largest decline, dropping 3.4% on Wednesday.
Japan – The Nikkei 225 Index (NIK) ended the day with a slight increase of 0.2% at 32,371.90. Pharmaceuticals company Chugai Pharmaceutical (4519) experienced the largest gain among Nikkei 225 constituents, with shares rising by 4.1%. Conversely, rail passenger transport company Keisei Electric Railway (9009) saw the largest decline, with shares dropping by 2.5%.
China – The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) closed with a gain of 0.2% at 3,107.32. There were no significant individual stock movements reported for Chinese companies.
Singapore – The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) ended the day with a decline of 0.5% at 3,197.74.
South Korea – The KOSPI Composite Index (180721) closed with a slight gain of 0.1% at 2,465.07.
Australia – The S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (XJO) ended the day with a slight decline of 0.1% at 7,030.30.
Notably, shares of pharmaceuticals firm Hansoh Pharmaceutical (3692) and life insurance company AIA Group (1299) added 4.3% and 3.9%, respectively.