Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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China’s blue-chip index ended Wednesday as optimism over the continued recovery in the world’s 2nd-largest economy lifted consumer stocks, offsetting weakness in the tech sector.

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index finished flat at 3,366.98, while its blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.18%. The consumer staples sector rose 1.08%, while the healthcare sub-index firmed 0.84%.

The start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.065%, and Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 index was down 1.32%.

Japanese shares closed higher on Wednesday tracking a Strong performance by Wall Street overnight.

The Nikkei share average climbed 0.26% at 26,757.40. The broader Topix gained 0.27% at 1,786.83.

Australian shares rose Wednesday, tracking overnight Wall Street gainers buoyed by a potential US coronavirus aid/relief/stimulus package.

The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.7% to end at 6,679.2. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.5% to finish at 12,828.99.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 16 Dec 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:36am EST156.23+0.40+0.26%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:36am EST325.15+4.10+1.28%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:32am EST1,586.59+13.93+0.89%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,757.40+69.56+0.26%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:08am EST26,460.29+253.00+0.97%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:23am EST6,916.70+50.00+0.73%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST2,771.79+14.97+0.54%
.SETISET Composite Index4:50am EST1,482.09+4.88+0.33%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST6,118.40+108.27+1.80%
.PSIPSE Composite Index15 Dec 20207,299.70+71.97+1.00%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:59am EST3,366.98-0.25-0.01%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex5:48am EST46,666.46+403.29+0.87%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI15 Dec 20201,681.41+7.39+0.44%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index15 Dec 2020284.81+2.95+1.05%

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