Shares of South Korean chipmaker Samsung Electronics rose on hopes that it may benefit from the US new export restrictions on China Chipmaker SMIC.
Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street recovered some of this month's losses as investors looked ahead to a debate between President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November election, former Vice President Joe Biden. Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index gained 1.6%, led by big tech stocks.
Asian stocks were set to open steady to higher on Friday as a late Wall Street rally supported global sentiment