Asia-Pacific shares advanced Friday, lifted by rising Chinese blue-chips and a decision by the ECB to maintain stimulus, while investors ignored the impact of Mr. Biden’s capital gains tax hike notion.
Friday MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan shook off early small losses to rise 0.43%.
Chinese blue-chip shares rose 0.51%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.54% and Seoul’s KOSPI added 0.2%.
China’s blue-chip CSI300 index finished up 0.9% at 5,135.45, and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3% to finish at 3,474.17.
On the week, CSI300 climbed 3.4%, the biggest weekly gainer in 2 months, while SSEC was up 1.4%.
Japanese shares closed lower Friday, as a disappointing forecast from Nidec added to the cautious mood at the start of the corporate earnings season.
The Nikkei share average fell 0.57% to 29,020.63, the broader TOPIX lost 0.39% to 1,914.98. Both indexes declined more than 2% on the wk.
Australian shares finished higher Friday, but recorded their 1st wkly loss in 5.
The S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.08% higher at 7,060.70. The benchmark was 0.04% lower on the wk. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 rose 0.6% to finish at 12650.64 finishing the wk 0.3% lower.
Data as of 23 Apr 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:59am EDT||167.78||-0.62||-0.37%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||3:29am EDT||352.46||+2.96||+0.85%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||3:29am EDT||1,711.06||+2.14||+0.13%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||29,020.63||-167.54||-0.57%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:46am EDT||29,025.73||+270.39||+0.94%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:14am EDT||7,320.70||+8.70||+0.12%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:32am EDT||3,186.10||+8.58||+0.27%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||3:45am EDT||1,553.73||-14.48||-0.92%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:00am EDT||6,016.86||+22.68||+0.38%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,378.07||-37.46||-0.58%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:39am EDT||3,474.17||+9.05||+0.26%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||3:46am EDT||48,056.83||-23.84||-0.05%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||3:46am EDT||1,608.57||+0.84||+0.05%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||21 Apr 2021||421.35||-21.52||-4.86%|
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