TOKYO -- Asian equity markets closed mixed Monday, as investors in Japan and South Korea booked some profits. Their counterparts in Hong Kong and Taiwan were able to build on gains made Friday.
In Tokyo, the
closed down 100.8, or 0.7%, at 15,097.9, and the
index, which includes all shares listed on the
Tokyo Stock Exchange
, fell 11.4, or 0.8%, to 1422.8.
After rallying strongly Friday, Japanese tech shares closed mostly lower.
fell 60 yen, or 2.6%, to 2,250 ($20.65) and
closed down 190 yen, or 1.8%, at 10,280.
Other sectors also trended lower, as
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
fell 31,000 yen, or 3.1%, to 979,000 and
finished down 7 yen, or 1.3%, at 554.
The dollar traded at 108.95 yen, up from 108.20 yen Friday.
Elsewhere, Hong Kong's
index rose to close 57.8 higher, or 0.4%, at 15,102.4, as heavyweights
put in mixed results. HSBC rose HK$3.00, or 2.8%, to 110.50 ($14.17) and China Mobile fell HK$1.50, or 2.8%, to 52.25.
index fell 17.6, or 3.2%, to end the day at 528.4, as technology and telecom shares weakened. Taiwan's
index climbed 81.2, or 1.5%, to finish at 5680.9.