Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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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.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 18 September 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:39am EDT144.33+0.63+0.44%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:40am EDT312.83+1.79+0.58%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:44am EDT1,343.90-0.96-0.07%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT23,360.30+40.93+0.18%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:09am EDT24,455.41+114.56+0.47%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:28am EDT6,057.60-11.60-0.19%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,412.40+6.23+0.26%
.SETISET Composite Index5:50am EDT1,288.39+3.99+0.31%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,059.22+20.82+0.41%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT5,908.90-34.62-0.58%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT3,338.09+67.65+2.07%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex7:00am EDT38,845.82-134.03-0.34%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,506.63-6.44-0.43%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index17 Sep 2020239.64+1.90+0.80%

Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!