On Tuesday, Asia Pacific shares struggled for direction as the South Korean market-led gains among the region’s major indexes.
Accordingly, KOSPI edged up 1.39% or 41.32 points to $3,020.26 per share.
Subsequently, heavyweight Samsung Electronics climbed 2.86% or 1.70 points to $61.16 per share.
In China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite plummeted 1.25% or 44.30 points to $3,500.18 per share.
At the bottom of the index, Hubei Xingfa, a phosphorus chemical producer, sharply dropped 9.99% or 0.82 points to $7.42 per share.
Similarly, the Shenzhen Component index curtailed 0.98% or 142.27 points to $14,334.26 per share.
Then, construction firm Guangyu lost 7.93% or 0.22 points to $2.50 per share.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index improved 0.12% or 29.07 points to $25,183.39 per share.
Consequently, food delivery company Meituan soared 3.81% or 1.31 points to $35.73 per share.
Also, BYD, a vehicle and electronics manufacturer, inched up 3.27% or 1.21 points to $38.12 per share.
Then, Indian stocks rose in the Asia Pacific shares. The BSE SENSEX index elevated 0.03% to 20.27 points to $60,158.73 per share.
Similarly, NIFTY 50 index widened 0.08% to 13.95 points to $17,943.20 per share.
In New Zealand, the S&P/NZX 50 index plunged 0.29% or 37.81 points to $12,992.50 per share.
Subsequently, Westpac Banking declined 4.66% or 0.85 points to $17.48 per share.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 decreased 0.63% or 46.50 points to $7,324.30 per share.
Moreover, the coal mining business Whitehaven slumped 9.54% or 0.19 points to $1.77 per share.
Japanese Market Fell as Asia Pacific Shares Mixed
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index tumbled 0.58% or 73.25 points to $29,473.83 per share.
Its worst performer, Kyowa Hakko, a medicinal drugs producer, sank 6.80% or 2.29 points to $3,565.00 per share.
At the same time, Hitachi Zosen skidded 6.52% or 0.51 points to $7.45 per share.
Similarly, the benchmark TOPIX index slumped 0.56% or 11.36 points to $2,033.36 per share.
Correspondingly, automobile parts producer GMB lowered 9.07% or 0.71 points to $7.14 per share.
Also, Arakawa Chemical Industries slashed 5.19% or 0.58 points to $10.61 per share.
Overall, the MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan weakened 0.19% or 1.25 points to $646.46 per share.