Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.75% while Japan’s Nikkei index was down 1.28%.

Australian shares closed at their lowest marks in 3 wks Monday due to a healthy pull back in this Bull run.

The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 2.2% lower to 5,719.8, its lowest close since 25 May 2020.

New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.4% to finish the session to 10,864.12.

China’s major indexes pared early losses and finished flat to little changed Monday, as a rally in the startup board on the latest capital market reforms kept concerns over a 2nd wave of C-19 coronavirus cases in Beijing in check.

At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.01% to 2,919.48, while China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.05%.

SSEC and CSI300 declined as much as 0.5% and 0.6% earlier in the session

The A-share market was helped by gains in the tech-heavy startup board, which gained 2.2% to its highest mark since 26 February.

Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.5% to 9,782.96, the Hang Seng Index was down 0.62% to 24,150.85.

Japanese stocks fell Monday, the benchmark Nikkei average dropped 0.50% to 22,194.99 by the midday break, with Real Estate, airlines and shippers leading decliners. The broader Topix lost 0.1 % to 1569.60.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

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

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:51am EDT134.35-3.64-2.64%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index2:51am EDT278.93-6.15-2.16%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index2:51am EDT1,122.11-21.14-1.85%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT21,530.95-774.53-3.47%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:06am EDT23,777.84-523.54-2.15%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index2:50am EDT5,830.00-129.90-2.18%
.KS11KOSPI Index2:33am EDT2,030.82-101.48-4.76%
.SETISET Composite Index1:29am EDT1,354.28-28.28-2.05%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:22am EDT4,825.10-55.26-1.13%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,163.82-312.42-4.82%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT2,890.03-29.71-1.02%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex3:06am EDT33,036.00-744.89-2.21%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI3:06am EDT1,500.09-45.93-2.97%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index11 Jun 2020227.29+2.93+1.31%

Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!