TOKYO — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225

NIK, +0.43%

  edged up 0.6% in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi

SEU, +0.22%

  rose 0.3% and the Shanghai Composite

SHCOMP, -0.08%

  gained 0.6%.

Some markets remain closed for a national holiday, including in the U.S., Hong Kong, Australia and parts of Europe.

Among individual stocks, Nintendo

7974, +14.59%

  surged in Tokyo trading after the videogame company said it was teaming with Tencent

0700, -1.01%

  to sell its Switch gaming console in China, potentially open up a lucrative new market. Nissan shares

7201, -1.89%

  fell after a report that the auto maker would slash global output by 15% this fiscal year. SK Hynix

000660, +3.16%

 jumped in South Korea, as Samsung

005930, -0.33%

  rose slightly.

Overnight, major U.S. stock indexes capped the holiday shortened week with slight gains, although the marginal upward move was not enough to keep the benchmark S&P 500 index from snapping a string of three straight weekly gains.

The S&P 500

SPX, +0.16%

  gained 4.58 points, or 0.2%, to 2,905.03. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

DJIA, +0.42%

  rose 110 points, or 0.4%, to 26,559.54. The Nasdaq composite

COMP, +0.02%

  inched 1.98 points higher, or less than 0.1%, to 7,998.06.

Benchmark U.S. crude oil

CLK9, +0.38%

  added 7 cents to $64.07 a barrel. It rose 0.4% to settle at $64 per barrel Thursday. Brent crude

LCOM9, +0.54%

 , the international standard, added 0.5% to $71.97 per barrel.

The dollar

USDJPY, -0.05%

  rose slightly to 111.92 Japanese yen from 111.89 yen late Thursday.

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2019-04-18