The Hang Seng Index in
Oil shares were stronger, with offshore oil producer CNOOC Ltd. advancing 2.9%, after it posted better-than-expected first-half net profit.
PetroChina Co. Ltd., the country's largest oil and gas producer, rose 0.4%, after its 4% increase in interim earnings came in line with market expectations.
Among other market movers, property developer Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Ltd. improved by 2.1% and telecoms giant China Mobile moved 1.1% higher. Mainland bank China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. gave up 1.8%, and online major Tencent Holdings pulled back 1%.
Australian markets ended flat. Meanwhile, the Australian dollar dropped to 93.51 U.S. cents, from 93.58 U.S. cents.
In other markets;
The Shanghai CSI 300 index regained 27.01 points, or 1.2%, to 2,338.29
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