Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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Australian shares spiked Thursday to their highest close in nearly 10 months, as projection of a faster economic recovery next year, and strong November employment data lifted sentiment.

The S&P/ASX 200 index settled 1.2% higher at 6,756.70, its highest close since 25 February, and marking a 2nd straight session of gainers. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index added 0.5% to close at 12,888.77.

Japanese shares closed higher for a 2nd session running Thursday as expectations for further US economic stimulus and a pledge of support from the Fed lifted sentiment.

The Nikkei 225 Index closed up 0.18% at 26,806.67. The broader Topix rose 0.32% at 1,792.58.

China’s blue-chip index are higher Thursday on continued investor optimism over swift recovery in the world’s 2nd-largest economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.63% at 3,388.24 points. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.92%,

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 17 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:36am EST156.72+0.49+0.31%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:36am EST329.45+4.30+1.32%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:18am EST1,590.08+3.49+0.22%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,806.67+49.27+0.18%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:09am EST26,678.38+218.09+0.82%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:09am EST7,000.10+83.40+1.21%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST2,770.43-1.36-0.05%
.SETISET Composite Index4:44am EST1,483.89+1.80+0.12%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST6,113.38-5.02-0.08%
.PSIPSE Composite Index16 Dec 20207,298.02-1.68-0.02%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:59am EST3,404.87+37.89+1.13%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:35am EST46,890.34+223.88+0.48%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI16 Dec 20201,674.35-7.06-0.42%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index16 Dec 2020285.61+0.80+0.28%

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