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Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index headed toward a five-month high, after the U.S. Congress voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
Nikkei 225 14,586.51 +119.37 +0.83%
Hang Seng 23,149.27 -79.06 -0.34%
S&P/ASX 200 5,283.1 +20.19 +0.38%
Shanghai Composite 2,188.54 -4.53 -0.21%
Nissan Motor Co., which gets about 34 percent of its car sales from North America, gained 2.2 percent in Tokyo.
Kansai Electric Power Co. added 2.8 percent after the Japanese utility reported an unexpected first-half profit.
Boral Ltd. advanced 5.9 percent after USG Corp. agreed to pay the Australian company as much as $575 million to form a jointly owned building-materials business spanning Asia and the Middle East.
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