Asian stocks swung between gains and losses as health-care stocks declined while mobile carriers led the advance. Several markets across the region are shut today for a holiday.
Nikkei 225 14,512.38 -3.89 -0.03%
S&P/ASX 200 Closed
Shanghai Composite 2,083.79 -13.96 -0.67%
SoftBank Corp. added 1.6 percent, pacing gains among Japanese phone companies.
Consumer-loan providers Acom Co. and Aiful Corp. each jumped at least 12 percent after the Nikkei newspaper reported that the ruling party is considering loosening lending restrictions.
Ono Pharmaceutical Co. fell 1.8 percent to lead losses among health-care stocks.
LG Innotek Co., which supplies parts used in Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, dropped 3 percent as it retreated from a three-year high.
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