Hong Kong stocks ended higher Friday but posted their worst weekly decline in 2 months, weighed down by a sharp correction on the Mainland, where better-than-expected GDP data fuelled worries over the pace of policy easing.
At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 0.47% at 25,089.17. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 0.69% at 10,203.57.
The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares dipped 0.2%, while the IT sector rose 2.09%, the financial sector ended 0.02% higher and the property sector dipped 0.51%.
Australian shares closed higher Friday, helped by gains in mining and material stocks even as concerns over rising coronavirus cases kept many investors on the sidelines.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.4% at 6,033.60, recovering some ground after Thursday’s 0.7% fall. For the week, it was up 1.5%.
In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.7% at 11,584.1.
Japanese shares extended falls into a 2nd session Friday as the spread of the coronavirus prompted some investor scepticism about a swift economic recovery.
The benchmark Nikkei share average ended 0.32% lower to 22,696.42, with 50 advancers on the index against 170 decliners.
The broader Topix lost 0.33% at 1,573.85.
Data as of 17 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:38am EDT||137.94||-0.45||-0.33%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:38am EDT||305.92||+3.18||+1.05%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:52am EDT||1,239.72||+18.06||+1.48%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,696.42||-73.94||-0.32%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||25,089.17||+118.48||+0.47%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:52am EDT||6,144.90||+21.90||+0.36%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,201.19||+17.43||+0.80%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:45am EDT||1,359.58||+11.72||+0.87%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,079.58||-18.79||-0.37%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,088.75||-58.91||-0.96%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,214.13||+4.03||+0.13%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||7:09am EDT||37,020.14||+548.46||+1.50%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,596.33||+31.33||+2.00%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||16 Jul 2020||221.10||+1.60||+0.73%|
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!