Mixed Performance in Asia-Pacific Stocks

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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.

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