Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index ( opened up 1.1% and widened the gains to 1.9% in early trading. It’s the top performer so far among major indexes in the region. )
Investors may also be paying attention to election results in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy candidates appear to have made major gains in the city’s District Council elections. The elections have been framed as a de facto referendum on the almost six months of ongoing protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
Meanwhile, South Korea’sKospi index ( gained 1.2%. Japan’s )Nikkei 225 ( also rose 0.9%, while China’s )Shanghai Composite Index (… )