China stocks finished higher Wednesday, with banking and manufacturing shares leading the gainers, as upbeat industrial data suggested a sustained recovery while the manufacturing sector rapidly emerged from its COVID-19 slump.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.11% at 3,573.34, shrugging off concerns that policy makers would shift to a tighter stance to cool gains in share prices.
The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.27%, with its banking sector sub-index higher by 1.41%, and the industrial sub-index jumped 2.07%.
Japanese stocks ended higher Wednesday, on hopes of better corporate results after the International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for global growth.
The Nikkei share average ended 0.31% higher at 28,635.21, and the broader Topix gained 0.65% at 1,860.07
Aussie shares closed lower Wednesday, dragged lower by losses in the resources sector, while a record-low underlying inflation in the last Quarter signaled a possible retention of the accommodative policy stance by the country’s central bank.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.7% lower to 6,780.6, pulling back from a 11-month high marked Monday. Tuesday markets were closed for a public holiday.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed 0.4% higher to settle at 13,374.
Data as of 27 January 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:39am EST||162.80||+1.10||+0.68%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||3:59am EST||365.78||-1.66||-0.45%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||4:06am EST||1,619.59||-30.97||-1.88%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||28,635.21||+89.03||+0.31%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||29,297.53||-93.73||-0.32%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:26am EST||7,060.20||-51.20||-0.72%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:03am EST||3,122.56||-17.75||-0.57%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:19am EST||1,502.40||-10.43||-0.69%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,109.17||-31.00||-0.50%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||26 Jan 2021||6,863.61||-113.55||-1.63%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,573.34||+3.91||+0.11%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||4:22am EST||47,461.13||-886.46||-1.83%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||26 Jan 2021||1,580.62||+5.31||+0.34%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||25 Jan 2021||348.27||-13.53||-3.74%|
Have a healthy week, Keep the Faith!