Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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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%

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 14 Sepember 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:39am EDT144.76+1.24+0.86%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:51am EDT312.06+2.97+0.96%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index4:53am EDT1,329.98+5.20+0.39%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT23,559.30+152.81+0.65%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT24,640.28+136.97+0.56%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:02am EDT6,078.50+39.60+0.66%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,427.91+31.22+1.30%
.SETISET Composite Index5:09am EDT1,273.37-6.59-0.51%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,161.83+145.12+2.89%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT5,997.14+29.18+0.49%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:59am EDT3,278.81+18.47+0.57%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex5:09am EDT38,652.67-201.88-0.52%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI4:59am EDT1,511.36+6.51+0.43%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index10 Sep 2020234.31+1.69+0.73%

Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!