Nikkei Rises on Chemicals and Construction Machinery, HK Scores on Casinos

Shares in Asia closed mostly higher Tuesday. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index climbed 1.6% to close at 10,371 and in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index crept up 0.1% to 20,272. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.2%, ending the day at 2,935.