Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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China stocks rebounded Monday, bolstered by hopes of more policy support to shore up the world’s 2nd-largest economy hit by the COVID chao.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.9% at 4,934.84, and the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.7% at 3,369.12.

Japanese shares closed higher Monday as progress on COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs globally lifted risk sentiment, while a Bank of Japan survey showed business sentiment in December improved at the fastest pace in 20 yrs.

The Nikkei share average rose 0.3% at 26,732.44, rebounding from its 1st weekly loss in 6. The broader Topix gained 0.48% at 1,790.52, its highest close since October 2018.

Australian shares finished higher Monday, on gainers in techs after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was authorised in the US.

The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.14% at 6,651.6 pts by 1140 GMT. In New Zealand, the benchmark was down 0.2% to 12,890.59 pts by 1140 GMT

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 14 Dec 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:35am EST156.55+0.74+0.47%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:36am EST323.84-2.93-0.90%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:29am EST1,571.33+4.95+0.32%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,732.44+79.92+0.30%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:08am EST26,389.52-116.35-0.44%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:26am EST6,900.30+13.90+0.20%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST2,762.20-7.86-0.28%
.SETISET Composite Index4:44am EST1,476.13-6.54-0.44%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST6,012.52+74.19+1.25%
.PSIPSE Composite Index13 Dec 20207,281.35+35.19+0.49%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:59am EST3,369.12+21.93+0.66%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex7:06am EST46,253.46+154.45+0.34%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI13 Dec 20201,662.74-21.84-1.30%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index13 Dec 2020282.11+5.29+1.91%

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