China shares closed higher Thursday, with healthcare shares leading the gainers as the country ramped up vaccination efforts amid the emergence of a new cluster of infections.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.08% at 3,482.55. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.17%.
Japanese stocks fell Thursday, weighed by concerns over a spike in domestic coronavirus infections and the potential return of restrictions on economic activity.
The Nikkei 225 Index ended down 0.07% to 29,708.98, while the broader TOPIX fell 0.79% to 1,951.86.
Australian shares extend their rally to a 5th day running Thursday, with robust iron ore prices further boosting heavyweight mining stocks.
The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.4% at 6,953.2 in early trade. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.43% at 12,540.6.
Data as of 8 April 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:37am EDT||170.90||-1.27||-0.74%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:57am EDT||351.40||+1.59||+0.45%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||4:57am EDT||1,772.61||+15.40||+0.88%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||29,708.98||-21.81||-0.07%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||29,008.07||+333.27||+1.16%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:43am EDT||7,250.30||+72.90||+1.02%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||3,143.26||+5.85||+0.19%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:13am EDT||1,559.36||+2.80||+0.18%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||6,071.72||+35.11||+0.58%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,545.17||-106.54||-1.60%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||3,482.55||+2.93||+0.08%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:13am EDT||49,793.08||+131.32||+0.26%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:59am EDT||1,602.40||+1.81||+0.11%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||6 Apr 2021||444.53||+0.73||+0.16%|
Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!