Australian shares end higher as miners lead, virus cases abate
Australian shares closed higher Monday, boosted by mining stocks, after the country’s C-19 hotspot state of Victoria reported its lowest single-day rise in new infections in nearly 3 months.
The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.7% higher at 5,899.5.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ticked up 0.4% to finish at 11,790.54.
Japanese shares ended higher Monday after Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election, paving the way for him to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The benchmark Nikkei share average closed 0.74% higher at 23,579.48, while the broader Topix gained 0.93% at 1,651.91, hitting the highest level since 21 February.
Chinese shares rose Monday, with Shanghai’s NAS-style STAR Market leading gains after securities regulator approved the 1st batch of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which are expected to draw fresh funds into the market.
Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 index was up 3.31%, while the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 1.8%
Data as of 14 Sepember 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:39am EDT||144.76||+1.24||+0.86%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:51am EDT||312.06||+2.97||+0.96%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||4:53am EDT||1,329.98||+5.20||+0.39%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||23,559.30||+152.81||+0.65%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,640.28||+136.97||+0.56%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:02am EDT||6,078.50||+39.60||+0.66%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,427.91||+31.22||+1.30%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:09am EDT||1,273.37||-6.59||-0.51%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,161.83||+145.12||+2.89%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,997.14||+29.18||+0.49%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||3,278.81||+18.47||+0.57%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:09am EDT||38,652.67||-201.88||-0.52%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:59am EDT||1,511.36||+6.51||+0.43%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||10 Sep 2020||234.31||+1.69||+0.73%|
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