A previous version of this story had an incorrect headline on the Hang Seng’s direction.
Asia-Pacific stocks mostly fell Tuesday, Jan. 17.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index
weakened 0.1% to 3,224.24, and Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index
fell 0.1% to 3,280.51. The KOSPI Composite Index
of South Korean stocks fell 0.9% to 2,379.39, while the S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index
of Australian stocks was flat at 7,386.30.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, aluminum company China Hongqiao Group
saw the largest increase Tuesday, as shares rose 2.5%.
Shares of biotechnology company Wuxi Biologics (Cayman)
saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, as shares weakened 6.1% on Tuesday.
Among Nikkei 225 Index constituents, industrial electrical equipment company Yaskawa Electric
saw the largest increase Tuesday, as shares gained 4.1%.
Also in Japan, commercial banking company Chiba Bank
saw the largest decline Tuesday, as shares weakened 3.4%