Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday, with mainland Chinese stocks leading gains among the region’s major markets.
By their close, the Shanghai composite gained 2.18% to 3,608.34 while the Shenzhen component rose 2.28% to 15,460.03. Tuesday’s gains put the Shanghai composite above the 3,600 level for the first time since Dec. 2015, according to Wind Information.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced more than 1%, as of its final hour of trading.
Elsewhere, South Korea’s Kospi declined 0.71% to close at 3,125.95. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 ended its trading day slightly higher at 28,164.34 while the Topix index advanced 0.16% to close at 1,857.94.
Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.27% to 6,679.10.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index slipped 0.58%, as of about 3:31 p.m. local time.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.26%.
Overnight on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 89.28 points to close at 31,008.69. The S&P 500 dipped 0.7% to finish its trading day at 3,799.61 while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 1.3% to close at 13,036.43.