Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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Japan’s Nikkei finished at a more than a 30 yr high Tuesday, as risk appetite improved on hopes that a long-awaited US China Virus chaos aid/relief package would be expanded.

The benchmark Nikkei share average rose 2.66% at 27,568.15, its highest closing level since 6 August 1990. The broader Topix gained 1.74% at 1,819.18, its best closing since October 2018.

Australian shares rose Tuesday, driven by financial and technology stocks, as market participants cheered the signing of a long-awaited COVID-19 chaos aid/relief bill in the United States and the landmark BREXIT deal.

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed up 0.53% at 6,700.3, New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1.6% marking a record closing high at 13,246.77.

China stocks ended lower Tuesday as investors took profits following a recent rally fueled by Beijing pledging more policy support.

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.54% to 3,379.04, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.42%.

The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 0.64% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 1.05%.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 29 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index25 Dec 2020155.55+0.35+0.23%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index25 Dec 2020320.74+0.00+0.00%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index25 Dec 20201,590.06+0.00+0.00%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 22525 Dec 202026,656.61-11.74-0.04%
.HSIHang Seng Index24 Dec 202026,386.56+43.46+0.16%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index24 Dec 20206,917.50+24.90+0.36%
.KS11KOSPI Index24 Dec 20202,806.86+47.04+1.70%
.SETISET Composite Index25 Dec 20201,486.31+34.79+2.40%
.JKSEJakarta Composite23 Dec 20206,008.71-14.58-0.24%
.PSIPSE Composite Index23 Dec 20207,204.38+1.99+0.03%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index25 Dec 20203,396.56+33.45+0.99%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex24 Dec 202046,973.54+529.36+1.14%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI24 Dec 20201,641.17-6.33-0.38%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index24 Dec 2020309.91+8.76+2.91%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!