Australian shares lost for a 3rd session running Monday, as deepening tensions with China, its largest trading partner, following a move by Beijing to impose anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wine imports spooked investors.
The S&P/ASX 200 index settled 1.3% lower to 6,517.8, New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ended 1% higher on the day.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei closed lower Monday but posted its biggest monthly gainer in nearly 27 years, as optimism over progress in COVID-19 vaccine development boosted risk sentiment.
The Nikkei share average ended 0.79% lower to 26,433.62, snapping its 4 straight sessions of gainers. The index marked a 15% jump in November, its biggest monthly gainer since January 1994.
The broader Topix marked its best month since April 2013, but closed 1.77% lower to 1,754.92.
China’s blue-chip index scaled a near 5.5-yr high Monday, led by gains in traditional industries, as upbeat factory activity data showed continued recovery in the world’s 2nd-largest economy.
The CSI300 index rose 1.3% at 5,045.01 pts, its highest since 18 June 2015, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.1% at 3,444.84 pts.
Leading the gains, the Shanghai SE50 index, which tracks the 50 most representative traditional stocks on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, climbed 2% to its highest since February 2008.
Data as of 30 November 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:45am EST||153.47||-2.67||-1.71%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||3:58am EST||326.13||-7.46||-2.24%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||3:58am EST||1,501.78||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,433.62||-211.09||-0.79%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||26,341.49||-553.19||-2.06%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:10am EST||6,742.10||-74.70||-1.10%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,591.34||-42.11||-1.60%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:16am EST||1,411.10||-26.68||-1.86%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||5,612.42||-170.92||-2.96%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||27 Nov 2020||6,791.46||-136.29||-1.97%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,391.76||-16.55||-0.49%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||27 Nov 2020||44,149.72||-110.02||-0.25%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||29 Nov 2020||1,562.71||-44.88||-2.79%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||26 Nov 2020||268.21||-0.91||-0.34%|
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