Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soars above 2% in mixed Asia-Pacific trade

SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed in Friday trading after heavy losses overnight on Wall Street, where the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell nearly 4%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led to growth among the region’s major markets, rising 2.22% in morning trading, with shares of HSBC in the city rising around 4%. … Read more

Australia’s interest rate decision, oil, currencies

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets rose Tuesday, following shares on Wall Street as they rose for another session. Investors in the region looked forward to India’s budget announcement as well as Australia’s interest rate decision. Japan Nikkei 225 jumped 1.13% in early trading, while Topix rose almost 1%. Some technology stocks rose, with SoftBank rising 1.28% … Read more