Asia-Pacific stocks experienced mostly positive growth on Wednesday, Nov. 15, with Japanese shares leading the way.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI)
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) saw a significant increase of 3.9% to reach 18,079.00.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index (NIK)
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index (NIK) also performed well, rising 2.5% to reach 33,519.70.
Other indices in the region also experienced growth, albeit to a lesser extent:
- China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) increased by 0.5% to 3,072.83.
- Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) saw a 0.7% increase to reach 3,126.67.
- South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index (180721) gained 2.2% to reach 2,486.67.
- Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (XJO) added 1.4% to reach 7,105.90.
Performance of Individual Companies
Several individual companies also experienced notable changes in stock prices:
- Techtronic Industries (669), a portable power tools company, had the largest increase of 10.5%.
- Xinyi Solar Holdings (968), a renewable energy equipment firm, and Cn Rscs Mixc Lifestyle (1209), a property managers company, saw increases of 7.5% and 7.0%, respectively.
- Sinopharm Group (1099), a pharmaceuticals company, experienced a slight increase of 0.3%.
- Haidilao Intl Hldg (6862), a full-service restaurants firm, and WH Group (288), a meat processing company, saw increases of 0.4% and 0.9%, respectively.
- Idemitsu Kosan (5019), an oil exploration company, had the largest increase among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, with a surge of 18.3%.
- Terumo (4543), a medical equipment/supplies firm, and Ebara Corp (6361), a pump manufacturing company, saw increases of 11.4% and 9.7%, respectively.
- Dentsu Group (4324), a marketing services company in Japan, experienced the largest decline with shares dropping by 8.7%.
- T&D Holdings (8795), a life insurance firm, and Marui Group (8252), a department stores company, weakened by 8.3% and 7.0%, respectively.