Asia Stocks Higher on First Day of 2015 Trading

January 2, 2015 6:26 AM

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Asian stock markets started 2015 on a positive note Friday as investors waited for cues from new economic data and central bank meetings in coming weeks.

KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.7 percent to 23,771.96 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.6 percent to 1,927.36. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to 5,435.90. India's Sensex jumped 1.1 percent to 27,815.68. Benchmarks in Singapore and Indonesia also rose. Markets in several countr...

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