Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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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.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 6 August 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:45am EDT135.92-0.41-0.30%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:46am EDT315.64-0.79-0.25%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:45am EDT1,280.70+11.45+0.90%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT22,418.15-96.70-0.43%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT24,930.58-171.96-0.69%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:14am EDT6,180.30+44.40+0.72%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:01am EDT2,342.61+30.75+1.33%
.SETISET Composite Index5:50am EDT1,333.22-4.13-0.31%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,178.27+51.22+1.00%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT5,902.58+69.00+1.18%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT3,386.46+8.90+0.26%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:02am EDT38,025.45+362.12+0.96%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,588.57+20.44+1.30%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index5 Aug 2020210.36-1.02-0.48%

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