Sanitary napkins and baby diapers maker Hengan International Group (HK:1044) saw its stock price dropped 3.68% to HK$54.95 after resuming trading on Thursday in Asia.
Bearish bets on most Asian currencies fell over the past two weeks, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, as the U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to hold rates next year after a near certain hike next week.
A senior executive at Mitsubishi Motors Corp (T:7211) said on Tuesday its alliance with Nissan Motor (T:7201) and Renault SA (PA:RENA) can survive management upheaval, a day after it fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman over financial misconduct allegations.
The European financial sector topped the leaderboard in European midday trade on Wednesday, getting a lift from Spanish lenders after the country's Supreme Court determined that customers, and not banks, have to pay for a mortgage-related tax.
Indonesia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Property, Miscellaneous Industry and Trade sectors led shares higher.