Asia-Pacific Markets Finished Mostly Higher

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Asia-Pacific Indexes

Asia-Pacific markets turned mixed Monday as Chinese retail sales missed expectations and Singapore moved to close schools to fight a virus outbreak, while more evidence of global inflation pressures helped gold to a 3-month high.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan seesawed side of flat, just above a four-month trough hit last wk. Chinese blue chips were resilient with a gain of 1.8%.

China shares closed at more than 2-month highs Monday, as sustained gains in consumer and healthcare stocks outweighed concerns over the country reporting soft economic data.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.5%, to 5,184.99, its highest closing mark since 5 March, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.8% to 3,517.62, strongest closing mark since 3 March.

Japanese shares reversed course to settle lower Monday, as worries over the slow pace of the domestic vaccination drive overwhelmed a boost from solid gains in Wall Street shares.

The Nikkei share average fell 0.92% to close at 27,824.83, after rising 0.8% earlier in the session, while the broader TOPIX edged down 0.24% to 1,878.86.

Australian stocks were flat on the day

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 17 May 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:59am EDT164.66-0.43-0.26%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index3:09am EDT338.45+4.48+1.34%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index3:09am EDT1,779.59+20.19+1.15%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT27,824.83-259.64-0.92%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:25am EDT28,207.12+179.55+0.64%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:09am EDT7,255.80+16.40+0.23%
.KS11KOSPI Index2:32am EDT3,134.52-18.80-0.60%
.SETISET Composite Index3:25am EDT1,542.59-6.89-0.44%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:41am EDT5,826.50-111.86-1.88%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,283.58+14.22+0.23%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:08am EDT3,517.62+27.24+0.78%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex3:24am EDT49,378.50+645.95+1.33%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI3:26am EDT1,583.25+0.73+0.05%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index13 May 2021440.03+11.50+2.68%

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