SINGAPORE — Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led gains among the major Asia-Pacific markets on Monday as Chinese tech stocks in the city jumped.
Markets in mainland China are closed on Monday and Tuesday this week for holidays.
The Nikkei 225 in Japan traded fractionally higher as shares of conglomerate SoftBank Group gained 3.76%. The Topix index climbed 0.16%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.4% higher.
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 98.587, as compared to levels below 98 seen in late March.
The Japanese yen traded at 122.41 per dollar, stronger than levels above 124 seen against the greenback last week. The Australian dollar was at $0.7499, having traded in a range between $0.747 and $0.753 for much of last week.
— CNBC’s Patti Domm contributed to this report.