Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

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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.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 16 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:38am EDT138.39-0.91-0.65%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:59am EDT302.74-11.16-3.56%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:20am EDT1,217.85+7.74+0.64%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT22,770.36-175.14-0.76%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT24,970.69-510.89-2.00%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:08am EDT6,123.00-37.40-0.61%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:01am EDT2,183.76-18.12-0.82%
.SETISET Composite Index5:34am EDT1,347.44-6.87-0.51%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,098.37+22.58+0.44%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,147.66+131.15+2.18%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT3,210.10-151.21-4.50%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex5:36am EDT36,467.02+415.21+1.15%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,573.31-12.25-0.77%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index14 Jul 2020218.41-0.62-0.28%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!