Australian shares posted their best wk in 6 months Friday, capping an eventful week that saw the government pledge billions to pull the economy out of recession.
The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed unchanged at 6,102.2 after flitting between small gains and losses throughout the session. On the wk, it added 5.4%.
In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 climbed 0.4% to 12,280.54, extending gainers to an 8th session and posting a record closing high. On the wk, the index added 3.9%
Japanese stocks were on pace for their biggest weekly gainer in 2 months Friday, on hopes of more stimulus in the United States, even though some investors doubted the chances of a deal in the run up to the Presidential election.
The Nikkei 225 Index slipped 0.07% to 23,629.73 by 0158 GMT Friday. On the wk, the Nikkei added 2.6%, marking its largest gainer since the week ended 14 Aug. 14.
The broader TOPIX fell 0.43% to 1,648.30. On the wk, the TOPIX was up 2.4%.
China shares rose Friday as Mainland markets reopened after an extended national holiday, with investors taking reassurance from positive economic data and indications of a rebound in tourism and consumption over the week-long holiday break.
At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 1.89% at 3,278.83.
China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 2.32%, with the consumer staples sector adding 2.66%.
Data as of 9 October 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:38am EDT||144.49||-0.67||-0.46%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:38am EDT||312.14||-1.38||-0.44%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||8:18am EDT||1,372.76||+4.61||+0.34%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||23,619.69||-27.38||-0.12%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,119.13||-74.22||-0.31%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:07am EDT||6,312.50||+6.70||+0.11%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||8 Oct 2020||2,391.96||+5.02||+0.21%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:58am EDT||1,267.14||-7.69||-0.60%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,053.66||+14.52||+0.29%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,931.61||-11.05||-0.19%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,272.08||+54.02||+1.68%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||8:21am EDT||40,509.49||+326.82||+0.81%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,530.35||+10.92||+0.72%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||8 Oct 2020||257.20||+2.78||+1.09%|
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!