Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The Hang Seng Index
of Hong Kong companies rose 0.4% to 21,298.70, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index
was flat at 27,685.47.
The Shanghai Composite Index
of Chinese companies added 0.3% to 3,248.09, while Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index
weakened 0.2% to 3,380.84. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index
rose 0.6% to 2,451.71, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
weakened 0.5% to 7,504.10.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, internet search engines company Baidu
saw the largest increase Tuesday, as shares surged 15.3%.
Shares of jewelry stores firm Chow Tai Fook Jewellery
and real estate services/transactions company Country Garden Holdings
rose 2.3% and 2.2%, respectively.
Shares of gambling industries company Galaxy Entertainment Grp
saw the largest decrease in Hong Kong, as shares weakened 2.6% on Tuesday.
Shares of optical instruments firm Sunny Optical Technology
and brewing company Budweiser Brewing APAC
declined 2.0% and 1.7%, respectively.
Among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, couriers/messengers company Yamato Holdings
saw the largest increase Tuesday, as shares added 8.1%.
Shares of electrical components/equipment firm Hitachi Zosen
and gas utilities company Osaka Gas
gained 4.9% and 3.5%, respectively.
Also in Japan, ferrous metals company JFE Holdings
saw the largest decline Tuesday, as shares dropped 8.5%
Shares of computers/consumer electronics firms Fujitsu
declined 2.9% and 2.4%, respectively.