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Stocks in the Asia-Pacific mostly fell on Monday as a stronger-than-expected jobs report from the U.S. worrying investors the Federal Reserve has room for more interest rate hikes, as it continued its efforts to control inflation.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 2.2% as property and technology stocks led losses. The Shenzhen Component shed 1.25% and the Shanghai Composite also lost 0.9%.

In South Korea, the Kospi in South Korea fell 1.7% to 2,438.19 and the Kosdaq lost 0.71% to 761.33. The S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.25% to 7,539.00. Japan’s Nikkei 225 bucked the trend and gained 0.67% to 2,7693.65 and the Topix rose 0.45% to 1,979.22.

The Nifty 50 in India shed 0.64% and the S&P Sensex fell 0.66% as stocks of Adani Group mostly fell as allegations of stock manipulation and accounting fraud raised by Hindenburg raises concerns of spillover effects on wider Indian markets and Wall Street lenders.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed founder and chairman Gautam Adani’s net worth further on Friday, as his net worth fell by more than 51.1%, or $61.6 billion, year-to-date.

.N225Nikkei 225 Index*NIKKEI27693.65184.190.67
.HSIHang Seng Index*HSI21196.65-463.82-2.14
.AXJOS&P/ASX 200*ASX 2007539-19.1-0.25
.KS11KOSPI Index*KOSPI2438.19-42.21-1.7
.FTFCNBCACNBC 100 ASIA IDX*CNBC 1008540.12-215.59-2.46

Stocks on Wall Street fell on Friday, after the jobs report, and the 10-year Treasury yield topped 3.5% after jumping more than 12 basis points following the report.

Apple shares jumped 2.4% as the company reported a drop in sales in largest quarterly revenue decline since 2016, Google-parent Alphabet fell 2.8% following disappointing results. Amazon’s stock also declined 8.4% in its worst day since April after its earnings report.


— CNBC’s Sarah Min, Jesse Pound, Jeff Cox contributed to this report