Most Asian stocks rose as investors assessed the latest news on U.S. trade policies.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.3 percent to 166.81 as of 4:17 p.m. in Hong Kong, set for its fourth session of gains, after a Globe and Mail report that Canada was ready to make concessions to the Trump administration on the country’s dairy market in exchange for compromises in other areas.
Japan’s Topix index closed 0.5 percent higher. The New Zealand Exchange 50 Gross Index rose 1.6 percent to lead regional benchmarks as trading resumed after a halt on Tuesday. China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.3 percent.
Taiex +1%, Kospi index +0.3%, Kospi 200 index +0.3%, S&P/ASX 200 +0.8%.
Straits Times Index -0.1%, Malaysia’s KLCI -0.5%, Philippines Stock Exchange PSEi Index -0.2%, Jakarta Composite +0.1%, Thailand’s SET Index little changed, Vietnam’s VN Index -0.7%.