Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan’s stock index was weaker by 1.50%
Japanese shares declined to 1.5 wk lows Friday after Wall Street dove on fears that a resurgence of C-19 infections could stunt the pace of reopening economies. Though not likely.
The benchmark Nikkei average settled 0.75% lower at 22,305.48, its weakest close since 1 June, erasing some of the earlier losses on a positive lead from US futures.
The broader Topix lost 1.15% to 1,570.68, its lowest close since 1 June.
China stocks fell sharply in early trade Friday after Wall Street dove on fears of a virus resurgence, though they regained most of the ground following Beijing’s pledge to push forward with capital market reforms.
At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.38% to 2,909.73, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.45%.
Both indexes fell as much as 1.7% soon after the market started trading.
Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 1.43% to 9,802.78, while the Hang Seng Index was down 1.3% to 24,162.78.
Australian shares dropped 3% for a 2nd straight session Friday.
The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 3% or 177.5 pts to 5,783.1 by 0044 GMT, having closed 3.1% weaker Thursday.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index recouped much of its earlier losses to trade down 2.2% or 250.2 pts to 10,904.8.
Data as of 12 June 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:40am EDT||137.99||-1.53||-1.10%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||2:42am EDT||284.10||-2.17||-0.76%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||2:41am EDT||1,120.54||-14.10||-1.24%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,305.48||-167.43||-0.75%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||2:57am EDT||24,137.32||-342.83||-1.40%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:17am EDT||5,959.90||-119.60||-1.97%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:33am EDT||2,132.30||-44.48||-2.04%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||1:29am EDT||1,369.01||-27.76||-1.99%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:12am EDT||4,809.60||-45.15||-0.93%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||11 Jun 2020||6,476.24||+36.87||+0.57%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:57am EDT||2,920.21||-0.69||-0.02%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||2:57am EDT||32,971.67||-566.70||-1.69%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||2:57am EDT||1,536.27||-20.98||-1.35%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||10 Jun 2020||224.36||-13.03||-5.49%|
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!