Shanghai stocks finished lower Wednesday after 3 sessions running of gainers, as investors took profits while a trade talk delay with US dampened sentiment.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.24% to 3,408.13. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.5%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 1.63%, the consumer staples sector down 0.41%, the Real Estate index down 1.33%. The healthcare sub-index ended down 3.26% while the tech sector shed 2.9%. The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 1.95% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 3.266%.
Japan’s Nikkei gained Wednesday, as some tech firms rallied after US tech giants drove the S&P 500 to a record high overnight, and in USD terms the benchmark is very close to reaching a 30 yr high.
The Nikkei share average rose 0.26% at 23,110.61. The broader Topix edged up 0.18% at 1,613.73. In USD terms, it stood at 219.10, just 0.3% below its 2019 highs, which was the highest since Y 1990.
Australian shares closed at a 5-month high Wednesday, boosted by lower infections of the coronavirus in the country aiding sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.7% higher at 6,167.60, its highest close since 6 March 2020. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed 0.8% lower to 11,751.3.
Data as of 19 August 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:36am EDT||141.50||+0.22||+0.16%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:36am EDT||313.94||-2.33||-0.74%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:37am EDT||1,316.17||+4.68||+0.36%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||23,110.61||+59.53||+0.26%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||25,178.91||-188.47||-0.74%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:18am EDT||6,314.10||+45.40||+0.72%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||2,360.54||+12.30||+0.52%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:49am EDT||1,308.67||-21.44||-1.61%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,272.81||-22.36||-0.42%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,042.12||-114.33||-1.86%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||3,408.13||-42.96||-1.24%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:53am EDT||38,618.59||+90.27||+0.23%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,575.38||-2.47||-0.16%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||18 Aug 2020||223.12||+5.83||+2.68%|
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