Asia-Pacific Stocks Increase

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Asia-Pacific stocks saw an increase on Monday, Oct. 30. The Hong Kong market had its second consecutive session of growth.

Hong Kong Stocks

Hong Kong stocks remained flat, with the Hang Seng Index (HSI) staying at 17,406.36. Meanwhile, the Nikkei 225 Index of Japanese companies declined by 1.0% to 30,696.96.

Chinese Companies

The Shanghai Composite Index of Chinese companies rose by 0.1% to 3,021.55. Additionally, the FTSE Straits Times Index of Singapore stocks increased by 0.1% to 3,066.23.

Other Markets

South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index gained 0.3% to reach 2,310.55. However, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index weakened by 0.8% to 6,772.90.

Hang Seng Index Constituents

Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, optical instruments company Sunny Optical Technology saw the largest increase on Monday, as shares surged by 6.5%.

Pharmaceuticals firm Hansoh Pharmaceutical and semiconductors company Semiconductor Mfg Intl saw gains of 6.3% and 6.2%, respectively.

On the other hand, gas utilities company ENN Energy Holdings saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, with shares falling by 5.2% on Monday.

Nikkei 225 Index Constituents

Of the Nikkei 225 Index constituents, food products company Nisshin Seifun Group saw the largest increase on Monday, as shares surged by 13.5%.

Gas utilities firm Osaka Gas and measuring/precision instruments company Keyence added 10.0% and 8.0%, respectively.

However, trucks/lorries/vans company Hino Motors saw the largest decline on Monday, with shares plunging by 18.7%.

Shares of environmental control systems firm Omron and pharmaceuticals company Sumitomo Pharma tumbled by 15.8% and 11.3%, respectively.

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