Asia Mixed to End Week

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday as investors monitored stocks of Apple suppliers after the tech giant’s revenue miss.

The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo regained 72.6 points, or 0.3%, to end the week and October at 28,892.69.

In Friday trade, shares of Alps Alpine in Japan plunged 6.4% while Murata Manufacturing climbed 0.9% and Taiyo Yuden gained 1.2%.

The Japanese yen traded at 113.58 per U.S. dollar, stronger than levels above 114 seen against the greenback earlier this week

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng lost 178.49 points, or 0.7%, to 25,377.24.

Trading in the Hong Kong-listed shares of Razer was halted on Friday "pending the release of an announcement in relation to inside information of the Company and pursuant to the Hong Kong Code on Takeovers and Mergers," according to an exchange filing.

Over in Taiwan, shares of Hon Hai Precision Industry declined 1.4% while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company slipped 0.8%.

Australia’s retail sales rose 1.3% month-on-month in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to data released Friday by the country’s Bureau of Statistics. That was higher than forecasts for a 0.2% gain in retail sales.

The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7538, largely holding on to gains after climbing from below $0.75 earlier in the week.


In China, the CSI 300 recovered 44.63 points, or 0.9%, to 4,908.77.

In mainland China, Luxshare’s stock fell 0.62% while GoerTek jumped 4.7%.

In other markets

In Taiwan, the Taiex skidded 54.22 points, or 0.3%, to 16,987.41.

In Korea, the Kospi index slid 38.87 points, or 1.3%, to 2,970.68.

In Singapore, the Straits Times fell 5.65 points, or 0.2%, to 3,198.17

In New Zealand the NZX 50 hiked 128.83 points, or 1%, to 13,099.82

In Australia, the ASX 200 subtracted 106.64 points, or 1.4%, at 7,323.74.