Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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Countries across the world shut their borders to the UK Monday on fears about a new coronavirus strain.

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was weaker by 0.48%, Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 1.04%.

China stocks finished lower Tuesday, falling the most in nearly 4 months on concerns over persisting US tensions.

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.86% to 3,356.78, and the blue-chip CSI300 index closed 1.63% lower

The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 1.73%, while the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was 2.453% lower.

Japanese shares marked 3-wk lows Tuesday, as investors took profits from stellar gains over the past 2 months.

The Nikkei average fell 1.04% to 26,436.39. It fell below its 25-Day MA for the 1st time since the start of the rally following US elections in early November. The broader Topix lost 1.56% to 1,761.12

Australian shares fell more than 1% Tuesday.

The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 1.1% to 6,599.6. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ended 1.9% higher at 12,842.69, marking its best 1-day performance since 17 August.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 22 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:36am EST153.97-2.36-1.51%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:36am EST323.07-2.77-0.85%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:51am EST1,555.15+16.37+1.06%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,436.39-278.03-1.04%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:08am EST26,119.25-187.43-0.71%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:24am EST6,845.50-74.50-1.08%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:03am EST2,733.68-44.97-1.62%
.SETISET Composite Index4:49am EST1,424.39+22.61+1.61%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST6,023.29-142.34-2.31%
.PSIPSE Composite Index21 Dec 20207,202.39-22.50-0.31%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:59am EST3,356.78-63.79-1.86%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:07am EST46,006.69+452.73+0.99%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI21 Dec 20201,631.92-15.97-0.97%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index21 Dec 2020305.04+5.14+1.71%

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