Asia-Pacific stocks decreased Wednesday, Feb. 15, with shares in Hong Kong declining for the fourth session.
Hong Kong stocks declined, with the Hang Seng Index
down 1.4% at 20,812.17, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index
weakened 0.4% to 27,501.86.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index
weakened 0.4% to 3,280.49, and The FTSE Straits Times Index
of Singapore stocks dropped 1.1% to 3,280.82. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index
declined 1.5% to 2,427.90, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
declined 1.1% to 7,352.20.
Of the the Hang Seng Index constituents, property managers company Country Garden Svcs
saw the largest decrease in Hong Kong, as shares dropped 5.7% on Wednesday.
Shares of real estate services/transactions firm Country Garden Holdings
and portable power tools company Techtronic Industries
fell 5.6% and 5.5%, respectively.
Shares of internet search engines company Baidu
saw the largest increase in Hong Kong on Wednesday, as shares added 3.8%.
Shares of gas utilities firm ENN Energy Holdings
and e-commerce company Xiaomi
rose 2.0% and 0.2%, respectively.
Among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, human resources consulting company Recruit Holdings
saw the largest decrease Wednesday, as shares dropped 4.1%
Shares of chemicals firm Resonac Holdings
and compressors/hydraulic equipment company SMC Corp.
declined 3.4% and 2.7%, respectively.
Also in Japan, watches/clocks/parts company Citizen Watch
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares increased 9.2%.
Shares of e-commerce firm Rakuten Group
and cement/ready-mix concrete company Sumitomo Osaka Cement
increased 7.7% and 6.0%, respectively.