Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Japanese market showing a second day of decreases.
The Hang Seng Index
of Hong Kong companies fell 0.1% to 21,283.52, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index
fell 0.3% to 27,606.46.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index
weakened 0.5% to 3,232.11, while The FTSE Straits Times Index
of Singapore stocks rose 0.2% to 3,388.52. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index
gained 1.3% to 2,483.64, while the S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
of Australian stocks gained 0.3% to 7,530.10.
Of the Nikkei 225 Index constituents, personal electronics company Sharp Corp.
saw the largest decrease Wednesday, as shares plunged 12.6%
Shares of video game consoles firm Nintendo
and department stores company Marui Group
dropped 7.5% and 6.1%, respectively.
Also in Japan, batteries company GS Yuasa
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares added 7.2%.
Shares of pharmaceuticals firm Kyowa Kirin
and frozen foods company Nichirei
rose 6.5% and 6.2%, respectively.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, e-commerce company Meituan
saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, as shares fell 6.5% on Wednesday.
Shares of pharmacies/drug stores firm Alibaba Health Info Tech
and internet search engines company Baidu
dropped 3.6% and 3.1%, respectively.
Shares of computers/consumer electronics company Lenovo Group
saw the largest increase in Hong Kong on Wednesday, as shares rose 3.6%.
Shares of clothing firm Shenzhou Intl Group
and diversified holding companies company CITIC
gained 2.8% and 2.3%, respectively.