China stocks firmed Thursday as policymakers assured investors that the economy is gradually recovering from the C-19 coronavirus chaos, while pledging more reforms and liquidity to bolster capital markets.
At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.03% at 2,936.88 pts, while China’s blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.46%.
The smaller Shenzhen index was unchanged for the day and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 0.41%.
Japanese shares closed lower Thursday onconcerns about a swift recovery in the global economy.
The benchmark Nikkei average fell 0.45% to 22,355.46, with 58 advancers Vs 161 decliners.
The broader Topix fell by 0.25% to 1,583.09, with 24 of the 33 sector sub-indexes on the Tokyo exchange posting decliners.
Australian shares fell on Thursday, weighed by heavyweight mining and energy sectors, as a spike in coronavirus cases across the United States and China put a damper on sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.41% to 5,967.5 pts. The index is down 10.36% YTD.
New Zealand: The S&P/NZX 50 index slipped 0.37% as data showed GDP fell 1.6% in Q-1, the largest fall in 29 yrs.
Data as of 18 Jun 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:38am EDT||138.96||-0.36||-0.26%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||2:39am EDT||289.22||+0.85||+0.29%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||2:37am EDT||1,144.47||+7.76||+0.68%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,355.46||-100.30||-0.45%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||2:54am EDT||24,415.76||-65.65||-0.27%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:17am EDT||6,051.90||-57.20||-0.94%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:33am EDT||2,133.48||-7.57||-0.35%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||1:29am EDT||1,369.52||-6.66||-0.48%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:08am EDT||4,971.32||-16.46||-0.33%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,348.45||+66.44||+1.06%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:54am EDT||2,939.59||+3.71||+0.13%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||2:54am EDT||33,724.91||+216.99||+0.65%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||2:53am EDT||1,505.92||-20.40||-1.34%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||16 Jun 2020||221.45||-3.21||-1.43%|
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