Asia Pacific bourses were higher on Thursday following another set of record closes from Wall Street overnight.
The Hang Seng China Enterprises index, composed of large-cap Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies, continued its winning streak with a rise of 1.4 per cent in early trading, buoyed by banks and property developers. Hong Kong’s broader Hang Seng index was up 0.5 per cent while on the mainland the CSI 300 index, comprised of major Shanghai and Shenzhen-listed stocks, was up 0.4 per cent.
The S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.1 per cent after hitting a one-month low on Wednesday as gains for the telecommunications and financials segments offset declines from energy and materials companies.
In Tokyo the Topix was also 0.1 per cent higher while the Kospi rose 0.2 per cent in Seoul.
The share price gains in Asia came after technology and healthcare stocks helped push the main US indices to record closing highs, with the S&P 500 rising 0.9 per cent to notch its ninth record close of 2018.
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