Hong Kong stocks slipped Friday to end the week lower, as risk-averse sentiment strengthened on continued spread of the coronavirus with infections surpassing 1-M globally.
At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 43.95 points, or 0.19%, at 23,236.11. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.37% to 9,491.1.The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares dipped 2.5%, while the IT sector fell 1.08%, the financial sector ended 0.59% lower and the property sector dipped 0.13%.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.6% at 2,763.99.
The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.57%, with its financial sector sub-index falling 0.9%, the consumer staples sector up 0.52%, the real estate index down 0.18% and the healthcare sub-index up 1.05%.
The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 0.47% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 0.536%
The Nikkei index ended up 0.01% at 17,820.19 in a subdued session that saw shares bounce between gains and losses. On the week, the index was down 8.1% as fear about the economic costs of the coronavirus hurt global equity markets.
The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 1.7% down at 5,067.50, after climbing as much as 1.8% earlier in the day. However, on a weekly basis, the benchmark settled 4.4% higher, its best week since 15 April 2016.
Data as of 3 April 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:43am EDT||116.07||-0.49||-0.42%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:29am EDT||259.16||-0.81||-0.31%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||4:29am EDT||934.00||-10.86||-1.15%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||17,820.19||+1.47||+0.01%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||23,236.11||-43.95||-0.19%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:32am EDT||5,106.90||-81.80||-1.58%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:32am EDT||1,725.44||+0.58||+0.03%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:44am EDT||1,142.40||+4.13||+0.36%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||4,623.43||+91.74||+2.02%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,346.97||+4.66||+0.09%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||2,763.99||-16.65||-0.60%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||4:47am EDT||27,577.33||-687.98||-2.43%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:43am EDT||1,329.30||-1.60||-0.12%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||31 Mar 2020||174.04||+6.15||+3.66%|
Have a healthy weekend, stay at home!