Asian Markets: Shares up all around, electronics follow Apple's 47 percent rise


In China today, the Shanghai Composite Index reached a two-month high closing at 3,084 – up 1.5 percent. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index gained 0.8 percent to close at 22,385 and in Japan the Nikkei Index added 1 percent, ending the day at 10,337.

In Hong Kong, Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. (FXCNF) continued its upward trend, surging 6.3 percent today after Apple and Texas Instruments Inc. surpassed earnings expectations, with Apple posting a 47 percent rise in net income for the most recent quarter. Foxconn supplies parts for Apple products, which are clearly in demand around the world.