Australian shares finished lower Monday, snapping 4 straight sessions of gainers, as a spike in domestic cases of the C-19 coronavirus brought fresh restrictions and renewed fears of further economic pain.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.7% lower to 6,014.6, YTD the index has shed 9.37%.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.8%.
China stocks closed higher for a 5th session running Monday, extending a robust rally, led by financial shares on hopes of a quick economic recovery, Beijing’s continued reforms in the capital markets and ample liquidity.
The blue-chip CSI300 index closed up 5.7% at 4,670.09 pts, its highest mark since 25 June 2015, while the Shanghai Composite Index climbed 5.7% at 3,332.88 pts, its highest since March 2018.
CSI300 posted its biggest 1-day gainer since 25 February 2019, while SSEC logged its best session since 9 July 2015.
Hong Kong shares closed at a more than 4-month high Monday, tracking equities in the Mainland that rose on hopes of a faster economic recovery, Beijing’s continued reforms in the capital markets and ample liquidity.
The Hang Seng index rose 3.8% to 26,339.16, while the China Enterprises Index gained 4.7%, to 10,726.83. Both indexes closed at their highest marks since 5 March.
The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares rose 3.9%, while the IT sector rose 1.05%; the financial sector ended 4.85% higher and the property sector rose 4.21%.
Data as of 6 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:45am EDT||138.36||+2.12||+1.56%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:46am EDT||317.16||+10.16||+3.31%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:52am EDT||1,227.32||+14.90||+1.23%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,714.44||+407.96||+1.83%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||26,339.16||+966.04||+3.81%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:11am EDT||6,125.90||-37.80||-0.61%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,187.93||+35.52||+1.65%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||3 Jul 2020||1,372.27||-1.86||-0.14%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||4,988.87||+15.07||+0.30%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,328.41||-44.25||-0.69%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,332.88||+180.07||+5.71%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:08am EDT||36,487.28||+465.86||+1.29%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,576.90||+24.25||+1.56%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||5 Jul 2020||216.43||+1.49||+0.69%|
Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!