Asia-Pacific stocks mostly increased Friday, Jan. 13, with shares in Hong Kong climbing for the third session.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index CN:SHCOMP increased 1.0% to 3,195.31, and Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index SG:STI gained 0.8% to 3,293.75. South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index KR:180721 increased 0.9% to 2,386.09, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index AU:XJO rose 0.7% to 7,328.10.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, biotechnology company Wuxi Biologics (Cayman) HK:2269 saw the largest increase Friday, as shares increased 6.4%.
Shares of renewable energy equipment company Xinyi Solar Holdings HK:968 saw the largest decrease in Hong Kong, as shares declined 4.4% on Friday.
Among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, mixed retailing company Seven & I Holdings JP:3382 saw the largest increase Friday, as shares rose 6.1%.
Also in Japan, clothing stores company Fast Retailing JP:9983 saw the largest drop Friday, as shares declined 8.0%