Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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China stocks ended higher Tuesday, underpinned by strong gains in banks as investors cheered Beijing’s latest move to ease pressure on the country’s financial institutions.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1% at 4,775.80, while the Shanghai Composite Index also inched up 0.1% at 3,371.69.

Banks led the gainers, with the CSI300 banks index up 2.6%.

Japanese shares finished higher Tuesday as investor sentiment was buoyed by a tech-led overnight rally on Wall Street, and a softer JPY propped up exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei average gained 1.7% at 22,573.66 while the broader Topix jumped 2.14% at 1,555.26.

Australian shares rose Tuesday, as a tech-led overnight rally on Wall Street and upbeat US data helped investors look past grim domestic retail sales print and a central bank prediction the economic recovery would be bumpy.

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 1.88% higher at 6,037.6, with technology, energy and financials stocks leading the charge.

New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.9% at 11,771.7, helped by gains in financials and healthcare stocks.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 4 August 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:45am EDT136.34+2.88+2.16%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:59am EDT313.79+6.31+2.05%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:27am EDT1,267.48+20.32+1.63%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT22,573.66+378.28+1.70%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT24,946.63+488.50+2.00%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:28am EDT6,166.50+112.60+1.86%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,279.97+28.93+1.29%
.SETISET Composite Index5:40am EDT1,330.81+9.58+0.73%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,075.00+68.78+1.37%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT5,775.50+59.58+1.04%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT3,371.69+3.72+0.11%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex5:43am EDT37,696.14+756.54+2.05%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,575.94+3.33+0.21%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index3 Aug 2020207.95+3.76+1.84%

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