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 /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -2.49% rose 1.1%, with SoftBank /zigman2/quotes/207303954/delayed JP:9984 -7.77% rising more than 3%. The Shanghai Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.96% edged 0.4% higher, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598015/delayed CN:399106 -0.81% advanced 1%. South Korea’s Kospi /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -1.25% gained 0.7% and stocks inched higher in Malaysia /zigman2/quotes/210598052/delayed MY:FBMKLCI +0.31% . Markets in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and Taiwan were closed for the holiday.
On Thursday, the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -2.14% finished above 4,000 for the first time , while the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.99% and the Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -2.67% each posted gains.
U.S. exchanges will be closed Friday , and bond trading will have an abbreviated day, closing at noon Eastern.