Australian shares inched down Wednesday as halted vaccine trials and uncertainty around a US fiscal stimulus package hit sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.1% to 6,191.30 by 0018 GMT, New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 0.3% at 12,489.20, on track to gain for the 11th day running.
Japanese shares retreated Wednesday, following stalled COVID-19 vaccine trials and lack of agreement on additional US fiscal stimulus weighed on market sentiment.
The benchmark Nikkei share average eased 0.05% to 23,589.35 by the midday break, while the broader Topix lost 0.51% to 1,640.69.
China shares finished lower Wednesday, with property firms among the biggest laggards, on mounting pressure for raising cash under the government’s new debt-ratio caps, while profit-taking in agricultural stocks after recent sharp gains also weighed.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.56% to 3,340.78. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.66%, with its Real Estate index down 1.21% and the healthcare sub-index down 0.61%.
Data as of 14 October 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:42am EDT||144.17||-0.45||-0.31%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:42am EDT||320.74||+1.99||+0.62%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:11am EDT||1,374.29||+4.03||+0.29%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||23,626.73||+24.95||+0.11%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,667.09||+17.41||+0.07%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:56am EDT||6,387.40||-12.80||-0.20%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,380.48||-22.67||-0.94%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:48am EDT||1,263.99||-9.44||-0.74%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,176.10||+43.53||+0.85%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,925.30||+2.07||+0.03%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||3,340.78||-18.97||-0.56%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:27am EDT||40,794.74||+169.23||+0.42%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,523.25||-1.95||-0.13%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||12 Oct 2020||254.68||-0.02||-0.01%|
Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!