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Asian stocks advance as Hong Kong protests ease

Bloomberg  |  Sydney 

Asian stocks rose as agreement on formal talks between protesters and Hong Kong officials boosted shares in the city. Japan's Topix index slid as the yen climbed after the Bank of Japan refrained from adding stimulus. China Mobile added 1.1 per cent, providing the biggest boost to Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index. Rio Tinto Group surged 4.3 per cent in Sydney, the most in more than a year, after saying it rejected a merger approach from Glencore Plc that would have created the world's largest miner. Sony Corp, a maker of consumer electronics, dropped 1.2 per cent in Tokyo. The MSCI ...

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First Published: Tue, October 07 2014. 22:39 IST