Thailand’s stock index reversed course to fall as much as 1% Wednesday after a spike in coronavirus cases sparked fears of another lockdown in the tourism-and-trade-reliant country, with the benchmark on course to end the year as one of the worst performers in Asia.
China’s blue-chip index and start-up board ChiNext both hit their highest in more than 5 yrs Wednesday, as Asian stocks hit a record on hopes of a strong economic recovery in Y 2021.
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.4% at 5,113.71 pts, its highest close since June, 2015. The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 1.1% to 3,414.45 pts. Shenzhen’s start-up board jumped over 3%, as investors bet on Green tech.
Japan’s Nikkei share average retreated from a more than three-decade high in early trade on Wednesday as investors locked in some profits after a rally, but the market stayed on course for a second year of gains.
The benchmark Nikkei share average fell 0.57% to 27,412.24 on the last trading day of the year. The broader Topix slipped 0.67% to 1,806.92.
Australian shares pulled back Wednesday, closing the last full session of Y 2020 in the red, as the country’s most populous city tightened COVID-19 curbs ahead of New Year’s Eve and investors took cues from a weak session on Wall Street.
The S&P/ASX 200 index ended down 0.27% at 6,682.4. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed down 0.2% to 13,217.14
Data as of 30 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||25 Dec 2020||155.55||+0.35||+0.23%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||25 Dec 2020||320.74||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||25 Dec 2020||1,590.06||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||25 Dec 2020||26,656.61||-11.74||-0.04%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||24 Dec 2020||26,386.56||+43.46||+0.16%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||24 Dec 2020||6,917.50||+24.90||+0.36%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||24 Dec 2020||2,806.86||+47.04||+1.70%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||25 Dec 2020||1,486.31||+34.79||+2.40%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||23 Dec 2020||6,008.71||-14.58||-0.24%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||23 Dec 2020||7,204.38||+1.99||+0.03%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||25 Dec 2020||3,396.56||+33.45||+0.99%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||24 Dec 2020||46,973.54||+529.36||+1.14%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||24 Dec 2020||1,641.17||-6.33||-0.38%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||24 Dec 2020||309.91||+8.76||+2.91%|
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