Australian shares hit a near 2-month high Tuesday, led by banking and technology stocks, as expectations that the United States would soon pass a coronavirus relief package lifted global equity markets.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1% to 6,193 by 0005 GMT. New Zealand, the main S&P/NZX 50 index gained 0.8% to hit an all-time high of 12,454.57
Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 1.29%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.18%.
The benchmark Nikkei share average rose 0.18% at 23,601.78, while the broader Topix gained 0.35% at 1,649.10.
China’s stocks reversed early losses to close firmer Tuesday, as sentiment was lifted by strong domestic trade performances, signalling that Chinese exporters are making a brisk recovery from the virus chaos hit to overseas orders.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.04% at 3,359.75. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.33%. The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 0.67% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.264%.
Data as of 13 October 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:42am EDT||144.62||+0.49||+0.34%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:59am EDT||318.74||-0.01||-0.00%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:38am EDT||1,370.49||-0.66||-0.05%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||23,601.78||+43.09||+0.18%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||12 Oct 2020||24,649.68||—||–%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:00am EDT||6,400.20||+57.10||+0.90%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||2,403.15||-0.58||-0.02%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||12 Oct 2020||1,273.43||+6.29||+0.50%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,132.57||+39.47||+0.78%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,923.23||-13.82||-0.23%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||3,359.75||+1.28||+0.04%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:54am EDT||40,624.02||+30.22||+0.07%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,525.20||+6.77||+0.45%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||8 Oct 2020||257.20||+2.78||+1.09%|
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