Australian shares finished lower Thursday as appetite for risky assets faded on fears that the country’s relationship with China could further sour following a report that the government would block a Chinese buyout offer of a local dairy firm.
The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 0.8% to 6,120.00 at the close. New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.8% to 11,662.2.
Japanese shares fell Thursday: The benchmark Nikkei share average fell 0.7% to 22,948.86 by the midday break, with 73 advancers on the index Vs 146 decliners. The broader Topix lost 0.5% to 1,605.67
Stocks in China fell for a 2nd session running Thursday after the country kept a Key interest rate steady, compounding expectations that Beijing will limit further stimulus.
At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.1% to 3,371.48 pts. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.3%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 1.4%, the Real Estate index down 0.6% and the healthcare sub-index down almost 1%. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 2% while the Hang Seng Index was down 2.1% to 24,662.71. The smaller Shenzhen index and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index both fell 1.1%, while Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 index lost 1.5%.
Data as of 20 Aug 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:36am EDT||140.26||-1.24||-0.88%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:59am EDT||310.98||-2.96||-0.94%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:08am EDT||1,310.59||-5.36||-0.41%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,880.62||-229.99||-1.00%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,791.39||-387.52||-1.54%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:26am EDT||6,271.70||-42.40||-0.67%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||2,274.22||-86.32||-3.66%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:26am EDT||1,296.75||-11.92||-0.91%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||19 Aug 2020||5,272.81||-22.36||-0.42%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,005.40||-36.72||-0.61%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||3,363.90||-44.23||-1.30%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:26am EDT||38,272.42||-342.37||-0.89%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||19 Aug 2020||1,575.38||-2.47||-0.16%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||18 Aug 2020||223.12||+5.83||+2.68%|
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