Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

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 Australian shares finished higher Thursday as investors hoped for further stimulus measures to counter the effects of the latest C-19 coronavirus-led restrictions.

The S&P/ASX 200 index was 0.6% higher at 5,955.5 pts at the end of trade.

New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index registered its worst session in 3.5 months, closing 2.3% lower.

China shares extended their rally into an 8th day, fuelled by liquidity, policy support and retail investor enthusiasm, even as regulators cracked down on margin financing and as state media warned of market risks.

The Shanghai Composite index was up 1.39% at 3,450.59, its highest close since February 2018. The index gained for 8 straight sessions, its longest winning streak since January 2018.

The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 1.4% at its highest close since June 2015.

The smaller Shenzhen index finished up 2.7% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 3.985%.

Japanese shares bounced Thursday buoyed by technology-related stocks following a rise in US peers overnight, but gainers were limited.

The benchmark Nikkei share average rose 0.4% to 22,529.29. On the Nikkei index, there were 63 advancers against 158 decliners.

The broader Topix ended flat at 1,557.24, with all but 9 of the 33 sector sub-indexes on the Tokyo exchange trading in negative territory

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 9 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:45am EDT136.59-0.04-0.03%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:46am EDT322.76+3.52+1.10%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:48am EDT1,233.59+10.38+0.85%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT22,529.29+90.64+0.40%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT26,210.16+80.98+0.31%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index2:50am EDT6,074.90+40.60+0.67%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,167.90+9.02+0.42%
.SETISET Composite Index5:52am EDT1,365.81+3.35+0.25%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,052.79-23.38-0.46%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,192.58-92.92-1.48%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT3,450.59+47.15+1.39%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:02am EDT36,737.69+408.68+1.12%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,583.25-0.25-0.02%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index8 Jul 2020220.70+3.86+1.78%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!

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