Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) 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 (KOSPI) gained 1.2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) also rose 0.9%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP)

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