Asia-Pacific stock markets closed higher:
Major stock indices in Asia-Pacific region are traded in the green zone on the background of lower risk associated with the forthcoming referendum on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union.
Quotes on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rise. Bidders also fear that the possible withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU structure will lead to a sharp appreciation of the yen and a negative impact on Japanese companies, whose business is closely linked to Europe.
During Asian session was published the preliminary data on the index of business activity in the manufacturing sector of Japan. The index of business activity was 47.8, below analysts' expectations of 48.2. The previous value was 47.7.
Shares of the largest exporters traded steadily: Toyota Motor Corp gained 0.4%, while Honda Motor Co and Panasonic Corp increased capitalization by 1.5% each.
Shares of Japan's largest financial corporations Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rising 0.8%.
Nikkei 225 16,134.22 68.50 0.43%
Hang Seng 20,858.25 63.13 0.30%
S & P / ASX 200 5,278.9 7.95 0.15%
Shanghai Composite 2,881.64 -23.91 -0.82%
Topix 1,292.44 7.83 0.61%