Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region mostly experienced decreases on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Hong Kong and the Japanese market taking a hit.
Hong Kong stocks declined, with the Hang Seng Index (HSI) down 0.8% at 17,195.84.
Among the Hang Seng Index constituents, internet search engines company Baidu saw the largest decline in Hong Kong, as shares fell 4.1%.
Shares of travel agencies firm Trip.com Group and building construction company Longfor Group Holdings declined 3.8% and 3.2%, respectively.
On the other hand, shares of real estate services/transactions company New World Development saw the largest increase in Hong Kong on Wednesday, as shares rose 2.8%.
Shares of real estate services/transactions firm Sun Hung Kai Properties and real estate services/transactions company Henderson Land Development added 2.0% and 1.6%, respectively.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index dropped 2.3% to 30,526.88.
Of the Nikkei 225 Index constituents, passenger car company Mitsubishi Motors saw the largest drop Wednesday, as shares fell 7.2%.
Shares of credit types/services firm Credit Saison and motor vehicle parts company JTEKT Corp. dropped 7.2% and 7.0%, respectively.
On the positive side, database/directory publishing company M3 saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares rose 2.3%.
Shares of cosmetics/toiletries firm Shiseido and human resources consulting company Recruit Holdings increased 2.2% and 1.0%, respectively.
The FTSE Straits Times Index of Singapore stocks fell 1.4% to 3,146.62.
South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index weakened 2.4% to 2,405.69.
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index weakened 0.8% to 6,890.20.
China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange was closed.