China stocks erased earlier gains to end flat Wednesday, with gains in property stocks offset by losses in healthcare, as investors paused following a recent rally on upbeat data pointing to a continued economic recovery.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.07% at 3,449.38.
China’s blue-chip CSI300 index also ended flat, while the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was 0.57% lower.
Japan’s Nikkei share average closed at a 29-1/2-year high on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes of a U.S. stimulus package and progress in a COVID-19 vaccine, but gains were capped by some profit-taking after a strong November rally.
Nikkei ended up 0.05% at 26,800.98, its highest closing since April 1991, extending its Bull run. The broader Topix rose 0.32% at 1,773.97, edging near a 2-yr peak touched last Friday,
Australian shares ended flat to little changed Wednesday as optimism over a Quarterly economic recovery was tempered by cautious comments from the central bank, escalating trade tensions with China also dented investor sentiment.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ended flat at 12,728.69.
Data as of 2 Dec 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||4:55am EST||155.10||+0.44||+0.28%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:45am EST||326.02||-2.19||-0.67%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||7:25am EST||1,523.12||+4.34||+0.29%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,800.98||+13.44||+0.05%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||26,532.58||-35.10||-0.13%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||12:56am EST||6,811.30||-0.90||-0.01%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,675.90||+41.65||+1.58%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:46am EST||1,417.95||-2.92||-0.21%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||5,813.99||+89.25||+1.56%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||1 Dec 2020||7,080.62||+71.06||+1.01%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,449.38||-2.56||-0.07%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||7:23am EST||44,618.04||-37.40||-0.08%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||1 Dec 2020||1,598.72||-3.54||-0.22%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||1 Dec 2020||271.50||+3.55||+1.32%|
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