Trading in Hong Kong was suspended on Tuesday due to Typhoon Nangka, while other Asia-Pacific markets were mixed.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing announced Tuesday that trading in the securities and derivatives markets, including after-hours futures trading, have been cancelled for the full day due to the typhoon.
Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed by the afternoon, as the Shanghai composite shed about 0.3% while the Shenzhen component added 0.183%.
China’s exports and imports of goods hit a record in yuan-denominated terms in September.
In U.S. dollar terms, China’s exports rose 9.9% in September as compared to a year ago. That was close to expectations of a 10% year-on-year increase.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.11% while the Topix index traded 0.19% higher. South Korea’s Kospi declined 0.33%.
Shares in Australia led gains among the region’s major markets, as the S&P/ASX 200 gained about 1.27%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was below the flatline.