Strong earnings reports from the likes of Toyota Motor powered most Asian share markets Thursday. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.9%, India's Sensex added 0.3% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.5%. Singapore's Straits Times Index advanced 0.2%, New Zealand's NZX 50 rose 0.4% and South Korea's Kospi Composite slid 0.8%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index inched up 0.1%, Taiwan's Taiex ended unchanged and China's Shanghai Composite index lost 0.6%.
Published in Brief: