Australian shares ended lower for a 2nd session running Friday, as losses in financials offset gains in mining stocks, while a rise in infections in the country’s virus hotspot Victoria dashed hopes of a Fassst recovery.
The S&P/ASX 200 index shed early gains to edge 0.3% lower to 5,864.5 at the close of trade.
New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 dropped 1.2% to its lowest close in more than a month.
Japanese shares finished higher Friday, helped by broad optimism surrounding Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s policies.
Nikkei share average rose 0.18% at 23,360.30 and the broader Topix 0.49% to 1,646.42, with turnover hitting the highest level in 3 wks
China stocks staged a strong finish Friday, led by heavyweight financials on hopes of fresh supportive measures to boost the virus-ravaged economy, while a strong RMB Yuan also helped lure foreign inflows.
The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 2.3% at 4,737.09, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.1% at 3,338.09.
On the week, CSI300 and SSEC both gained 2.4%, snapping a 2 wk losing streak.
Data as of 18 September 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:39am EDT||144.33||+0.63||+0.44%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:40am EDT||312.83||+1.79||+0.58%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:44am EDT||1,343.90||-0.96||-0.07%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||23,360.30||+40.93||+0.18%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:09am EDT||24,455.41||+114.56||+0.47%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:28am EDT||6,057.60||-11.60||-0.19%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,412.40||+6.23||+0.26%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:50am EDT||1,288.39||+3.99||+0.31%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,059.22||+20.82||+0.41%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,908.90||-34.62||-0.58%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,338.09||+67.65||+2.07%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||7:00am EDT||38,845.82||-134.03||-0.34%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,506.63||-6.44||-0.43%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||17 Sep 2020||239.64||+1.90||+0.80%|
Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!