Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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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.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 30 November 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:45am EST153.47-2.67-1.71%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index3:58am EST326.13-7.46-2.24%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index3:58am EST1,501.78+0.00+0.00%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,433.62-211.09-0.79%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:08am EST26,341.49-553.19-2.06%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:10am EST6,742.10-74.70-1.10%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST2,591.34-42.11-1.60%
.SETISET Composite Index4:16am EST1,411.10-26.68-1.86%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST5,612.42-170.92-2.96%
.PSIPSE Composite Index27 Nov 20206,791.46-136.29-1.97%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:59am EST3,391.76-16.55-0.49%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex27 Nov 202044,149.72-110.02-0.25%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI29 Nov 20201,562.71-44.88-2.79%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index26 Nov 2020268.21-0.91-0.34%

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