Australian shares rose more than 1% Friday, led by a recovery in banks and miners, tracking overnight Wall Street gainers
The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.1% at 6,725.70 by 2350 GMT on track to rise 1.7% in January, its 4th straight monthly gainer.
In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 1.5% at 13,279.96 set to gain 0.8% on the month.
Japanese shares slipped on Friday, giving up early gains, as a boost from technology companies reporting upbeat earnings was overshadowed by investors’ profit-taking and rebalancing at the end of month.
The market is on pace to post its 3rd month running of gains. The Nikkei is hanging below a 30-yr high marked earlier this month.
Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped 0.18% to 28,145.63 by midday. The broader Topix was down 0.07% at 1,837.60.
China stocks recorded a weekly loss of more than 3% Friday, although they posted monthly gainers on increasing hopes of an economic recovery.
The blue-chip CSI300 index ended 0.5% lower to 5,351.96, while the Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.6% to 3,483.07.
On the wk, CSI300 dropped 3.9%, while SSEC declined 3.4%.
In January, the CSI300 was up 2.7%, while SSEC was up 0.3%
Data as of 29 January 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||1:59am EST||158.48||-2.50||-1.55%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||2:03am EST||354.57||-0.60||-0.17%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||2:03am EST||1,610.16||+2.17||+0.13%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||27,663.39||-534.03||-1.89%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||2:18am EST||28,457.53||-93.24||-0.33%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:34am EST||6,870.90||-46.70||-0.68%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||1:32am EST||2,976.21||-92.84||-3.03%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||12:29am EST||1,459.27||-9.24||-0.63%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||2:33am EST||5,895.95||-83.44||-1.40%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||28 Jan 2021||6,612.62||-239.22||-3.49%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:00am EST||3,483.07||-22.11||-0.63%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||2:19am EST||46,858.95||-15.41||-0.03%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||28 Jan 2021||1,568.05||-12.57||-0.80%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||27 Jan 2021||303.61||-27.12||-8.20%|
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!