Australian shares marked their highest close in nearly 3 wks Monday, driven by gains among heavyweight financials, while a dip in new coronavirus infections in Victoria and renewed hopes of financial aid in the United States boosted risk sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.76% at 6,110.2 pts at the close of trade.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3%
China shares ended higher Monday, turning around from early losses as data signalling slow factory deflation reinforced hopes of an economic recovery from the chaos-driven lockdown.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.75% at 3,379.25, after earlier falling as much as 0.57%.
The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.36%, back from a 1.31% fall.
The CSI financial sector sub-index ended 1.34% higher, the consumer staples sector added 0.11%, the Real Estate index jumped 3.08% and the healthcare sub-index closed 0.62% lower.
Japanese markets are closed for a public holiday.
Data as of 10 August 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:45am EDT||135.69||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:46am EDT||306.06||-4.00||-1.29%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:28am EDT||1,295.31||+9.57||+0.74%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||7 Aug 2020||22,329.94||-88.21||-0.39%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,377.43||-154.19||-0.63%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:09am EDT||6,247.10||+102.20||+1.66%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,386.38||+34.71||+1.48%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:45am EDT||1,322.01||-2.39||-0.18%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,157.83||+13.94||+0.27%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,930.92||+84.90||+1.45%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,379.25||+25.22||+0.75%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:44am EDT||38,182.08||+141.51||+0.37%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,571.66||-6.48||-0.41%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||9 Aug 2020||210.78||+1.34||+0.64%|
Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!