TOKYO -- Most Asian stock markets ended lower Friday, as the U.S. presidential election and the pressure it exerted on Wall Street continued to cast a shadow over the region's equities.
In Tokyo, the
closed down 71.5 points, or 0.5%, at 14,988.5 and the
index, which includes all shares listed on the
Tokyo Stock Exchange
, fell 10.4, or 0.7%, to 1417.0.
Most Japanese technology and telecom shares remained limp, as
fell 210 yen, or 2.3%, to 8,850 ($82.37);
tanked 90,000 yen, or 3% to close at 2.9 million; and
dropped 35 yen, or 1.7%, to 2,015.
was a standout, jumping 930 yen, or 8.8%, to 11,480, after the company said it expects healthy profits for the current year.
Banks eked out gains.
rose 2 yen, or 0.4%, to 575 and
Bank Tokyo Mitsubishi
closed up 7 yen, or 0.6%, at 1,225.
The dollar traded at 107.44 yen, up from 107.32 yen Thursday.
Elsewhere, Hong Kong's
index also ended in the red, falling 115.4, or 0.7%, to 15,389.4. Taiwan's
index closed near unchanged at 6088.7.
index managed to close higher, rising 4.5, or 0.8%, to 565.2.
Korea Electric Power
helped, as it rose 1,150 won, or 4.3%, to 28,100 ($24.82).
limited gains, however, falling 2,500 won, or 0.9%, to 272,000.