Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.25%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.43%.
China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended higher for a 5th session running Thursday, as a rally in financial and materials stocks offset worries about rising US-China tensions that earlier weighed on the index.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.26% at 3,386.46.
Australian shares finished higher Thursday, following a firmer finish on Wall Street, as mining and energy stocks rallied on the back of higher commodity and Crude Oil prices.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.68% at 6,042.2 at the close. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed flat to unchanged.
Japanese shares fell Thursday as investors stayed away from risky bets
The Nikkei index ended down 0.43% to 22,418.15, with tech and consumer staples companies falling most. The broader Topix fell 0.31% to 1,549.88.
Data as of 6 August 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:45am EDT||135.92||-0.41||-0.30%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:46am EDT||315.64||-0.79||-0.25%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:45am EDT||1,280.70||+11.45||+0.90%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,418.15||-96.70||-0.43%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,930.58||-171.96||-0.69%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:14am EDT||6,180.30||+44.40||+0.72%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||2,342.61||+30.75||+1.33%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:50am EDT||1,333.22||-4.13||-0.31%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,178.27||+51.22||+1.00%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,902.58||+69.00||+1.18%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,386.46||+8.90||+0.26%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:02am EDT||38,025.45||+362.12||+0.96%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,588.57||+20.44||+1.30%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||5 Aug 2020||210.36||-1.02||-0.48%|
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