On Tuesday, September 5, Asian stocks in the Asia-Pacific region experienced mostly negative movements. Japanese shares, however, managed to climb for the seventh consecutive day.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index (HSI) experienced a significant decline of 2.1% to reach 18,456.91.
Japan's Nikkei 225 Index
On the other hand, Japan's Nikkei 225 Index (NIK) saw a slight increase of 0.3%, closing at 33,036.76.
Other Market Movements
The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) of Chinese companies weakened by 0.7% to reach 3,154.37. Similarly, Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) dropped by 0.3% to close at 3,229.02. South Korea's KOSPI Composite Index (180721) also saw a decline of 0.1%, settling at 2,582.18. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (XJO) experienced a small decrease of 0.1% to reach 7,314.30.
Notable Changes in Index Constituents
Hang Seng Index
Among the constituents of the Hang Seng Index, property managers company Country Garden Svcs (6098) witnessed the largest increase with a gain of 2%.
In contrast, travel agencies firm Trip.com Group (9961) experienced the largest decline as shares plunged by 7.8%.
Nikkei 225 Index
Within the Nikkei 225 Index constituents, shipbuilding company Mitsui E&S (7003) recorded the biggest increase with shares rising by 4.2%.
Meanwhile, passive components firm Taiyo Yuden (6976) and real estate services/transactions company Sumitomo Realty & Devt (8830) saw gains of 4.1% and 3.1% respectively.
Individual Stock Movements
Several individual stocks also experienced notable shifts in their value:
Renewable energy generation firm China Resources Power (836) and optical instruments company Sunny Optical Technology (2382) saw their shares rise by 1.4% and 0.4% respectively.
Cell/mobile phone company Xiaomi (1810) and gas utilities company ENN Energy Holdings (2688) witnessed weakened share prices, declining by 6.6% and 6.2% respectively.
In Japan, ferrous metals company JFE Holdings (5411) had the largest decrease with shares falling by 6.1%.
Cement/ready-mix concrete firms Sumitomo Osaka Cement (5232) and Taiheiyo Cement (5233) also experienced declines, dropping by 2.7% and 2.3% respectively.
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