Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region mostly grew Friday, Jan. 27, with the Hong Kong market climbing for the third day.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index
rose 0.5% to 22,688.90, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index
added 0.1% to 27,382.56.
The FTSE Straits Times Index
of Singapore stocks rose 0.5% to 3,394.21, while China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange was closed. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index
rose 0.6% to 2,484.18, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
increased 0.3% to 7,493.80.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, real estate services/transactions company Country Garden Holdings
saw the largest increase Friday, as shares rose 6.2%.
Shares of building construction firm Longfor Group Holdings
and gambling industries company Sands China
rose 4.3% and 4.1%, respectively.
Shares of renewable energy equipment company Xinyi Solar Holdings
saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, as shares declined 3.0% on Friday.
Shares of motor vehicle dealing firm Zhongsheng Group Holdings
and computers/consumer electronics company Lenovo Group
dropped 2.2% and 2.0%, respectively.
Among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, synthetic resins/polymers company Shin-Etsu Chemical
saw the largest increase Friday, as shares gained 4.1%.
Shares of industrial electrical equipment firm Yaskawa Electric
and electrical components/equipment company Nidec
gained 3.7% and 3.1%, respectively.
Also in Japan, marine transport company Nippon Yusen
saw the largest decrease Friday, as shares fell 3.9%
Shares of marine transport firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
and marine freight company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
fell 3.7% and 3.1%, respectively.