Asia-Pacific Markets Mixed on the Day

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MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) overall fell 0.6%

China shares rose Wednesday with healthcare and banking stocks leading the gainers, as investors cheered upbeat quarterly earnings results.

At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.15% at 3,478.06, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.32%. 

Japanese shares extended their decliner Wednesday as fears of possible coronavirus-related lockdowns in Japan’s biggest cities cast doubts over the prospects of an economic reopening.

Nikkei share average dove 2.23% to 28,451.64, while the broader TOPIX dove 2.24% to 1,881.11.

Australian stocks fell Wednesday as travel stocks dropped after a new COVID-19 case in New Zealand sparked worries of a pause in the trans-Tasman quarantine-free travel.

The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.7% to 6,968.1 by 0030 GMT. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.4% to 12,628.8.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 21 April 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:33am EDT165.43-3.29-1.95%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index2:35am EDT346.93-6.62-1.87%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index2:32am EDT1,698.97+0.00+0.00%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT28,508.55-591.83-2.03%
.HSIHang Seng Index2:51am EDT28,644.10-491.63-1.69%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:01am EDT7,258.90-23.20-0.32%
.KS11KOSPI Index2:30am EDT3,171.66-49.04-1.52%
.SETISET Composite Index1:29am EDT1,579.93-0.11-0.01%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:06am EDT6,009.86-28.46-0.47%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,439.39-61.03-0.94%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:50am EDT3,473.65+0.71+0.02%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex20 Apr 202147,705.80-243.62-0.51%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI2:50am EDT1,601.72-5.85-0.36%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index19 Apr 2021442.87+0.33+0.07%

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