—– The Nikkei in Tokyo closed in the plus. Investors eased their concerns about the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) rate hike plans. The biggest gainers were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha+9.64%, Tokyo Electric Power Co, Inc.+7.55%, and Otsuka Holdings Ltd+5.38%. The biggest losers were Sumitomo Osaka Cement-3.97%, KDDI Corp.-2.34%, and Keio Corp.-2.14%.
The Nikkei Index closed at 26,871.27, up 379.30, or 1.43%.
—– The Australian S&P/ASX 200 closed almost 2% higher due to buying by a broad investor base. The biggest gainers were Pointsbet Holdings+12.45%, Megaport Ltd+9.11%, and Flight Center+6.61%. The losers were Evolution Mining-21.89%, Northern Star Resources-12.14%, and Resolute Mining-6.25%.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed at 6,706.00, up 127.30, or +1.94%.
The All Ordinaries Index closed at 6,893.60 points, up 131.20 points, or +1.94%.
—– The KOSPI in South Korea closed in positive territory for the second consecutive day. The biggest gainers were MetaLabs+29.97%, Hyundai Pharm+19.45%, and Kukje Pharma+17.01%. The biggest losers were NCsoft Corp-4.02%, Jcontentree-4%, and Samsung Biologics-3.01%.
The Composite Index (KOSPI) closed at 2,401.92 points, up 35.32 points, or +1.49%.
—– China’s Shanghai Composite closed higher, responding to hopes that the Chinese government would take measures to help the economy recover. NetPosa Technologies Ltd(+2083%), Huayi Brothers Media Corp(+20.16%) and MH Robot Automation(+20.01%) were among the biggest gainers. The losing side was led by Xgd(-14.68%), Shenzhen SC New Energy A(-10.99%), and Shaanxi Huaqin Tech Industry(-10.83%).
The Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,379.19, up 29.44, or +0.88%.
—– Hang Seng in Hong Kong closed higher, led by Success Dragon Intl+64.44%, Doumob+47.46%, Golden Solar New Energy Technology+36.24%. Losers were led by Vicon Holdings. -75.21%, Alco-38.46%, and Vico International Holdings-31.64%.
The Hang Seng Index closed at 22,229.52, up 510.46, or +2.35%.
—– The Thai stock market closed in line with the international market. The gainers were led by Castle Peak Holdings +29.03%, PRG Corporation +23.61%, and TWZ+14.29%. The biggest losers were Jasmine Telecom Systems-13.69%, Chemman-11.51%, and PP Prime-7.14%.
The SET closed at 1580.20 points, up 11.44 points, or +0.73%.