Central Tokyo skyline with Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park, Minato-ku.

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Shares in Asia-Pacific traded mostly lower as markets in the US are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and will end their session on Friday.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index led the losses and traded 1.2% lower, with the Hang Seng Tech index losing more than 2%. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.3% and the Shenzhen Component traded 0.5% lower.

China’s reported Covid cases continued to rise on Thursday. Zhengzhou, where protests at Apple suppliers took place FoxconnThe iPhone factory says it will carry out mass testing.

Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia was up 0.15%, meanwhile Nikkei 225 fell 0.15% and the Topix was flat. In South Korea, the Kospi fell 0.1%.

Shares in Malaysia closed more than 4% higher, with the benchmark index hitting its highest in more than two months after Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country’s 10th prime minister.