Australian shares ended lower Thursday, after the country’s unemployment rate hit a 22-yr high and rising C-19 coronavirus cases in some states raised a likelihood of harsher curbs, reminding investors of the impending economic pain.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.7% to 6010.90 at the close of trade. In New Zealand, the S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.9% to 11,505.06.
Japanese shares slipped Thursday as investors booked profit after sharp gains in the prior session.
The benchmark Nikkei shares average fell 0.49% to 22,831.96 by the midday break, retreating from a 5 wk high hit in the prior session. The broader Topix fell 0.27% to 1,585.27
Chinese shares fell by the most in more than 5 months Thursday as a Bull run that drove the country’s benchmark indexes to multi-year highs reversed sharply amid renewed US-China tensions.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 4.5% to 3,210.10, and the blue-chip CSI300 index dove 4.81%, the sharpest 1-day percentage fall for both indexes since 2 February.
Data as of 16 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:38am EDT||138.39||-0.91||-0.65%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:59am EDT||302.74||-11.16||-3.56%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:20am EDT||1,217.85||+7.74||+0.64%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,770.36||-175.14||-0.76%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,970.69||-510.89||-2.00%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:08am EDT||6,123.00||-37.40||-0.61%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||2,183.76||-18.12||-0.82%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:34am EDT||1,347.44||-6.87||-0.51%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,098.37||+22.58||+0.44%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,147.66||+131.15||+2.18%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,210.10||-151.21||-4.50%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:36am EDT||36,467.02||+415.21||+1.15%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,573.31||-12.25||-0.77%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||14 Jul 2020||218.41||-0.62||-0.28%|
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