Markets in Japan and mainland China gained Friday, following another record day on Wall Street, as most other major global markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday.
Japan’s Nikkei 225
rose 1.1%, with SoftBank
rising more than 3%. The Shanghai Composite
edged 0.4% higher, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite
advanced 1%. South Korea’s Kospi
gained 0.7% and stocks inched higher in Malaysia
Markets in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and Taiwan were closed for the holiday.
U.S. exchanges will be closed Friday, and bond trading will have an abbreviated day, closing at noon Eastern.