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Asian stocks outside Japan rose as investors speculated economic effects would be limited from the first partial U.S. government shutdown in 17 years. Japanese shares fell.
Nikkei 225 14,170.49 -314.23 -2.17%
Hang Seng 22,999.22 +139.36 +0.61%
S&P/ASX 200 5,215.6 +8.80 +0.17%
Shanghai Composite 2,174.66 +14.64 +0.68%
Samsung Electronics Co. gained 2.6 percent in Seoul after the consumer-electronics maker said third-quarter earnings will improve at its mobile unit.
Paladin Energy Ltd. soared 10 percent in Sydney as the uranium explorer reported it is cutting costs.
Hutchison Whampoa, controlled by Li Ka-shing, added 3.2 percent on a report it may seek to raise $10 billion spinning off its Watsons retail arm.
Nissan Motor Co., a carmaker that gets about 80 percent of its revenue outside Japan, dropped 1 percent as the yen gained.
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