Australian shares gained Friday helped by energy stocks that tracked higher Crude Oil prices, although worries remained about a 2nd wave of C-19 coronavirus infections around the world.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.73% at 5,979.9 in early trade and hit its highest since 11 June.
In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.24% at 11,251.8 and was set to gain more than 3% on the week.
Japan’s benchmark stock index Nikkei rose Friday, on hopes of an economic recovery after the government lifted its domestic travel curbs that were imposed to halt the spread of the C-19 coronavirus.
The Nikkei share average finished higher by 0.55% at 22,478.79 Friday. The broader Topix eased 0.02% to 1,582.80.
China shares gained Friday on hopes of more policy support, expectations of higher foreign inflows and the containment of a new outbreak of the C-19 coronavirus in Beijing.
In Hong Kong, shares dipped as other Asian markets were choppy on persisting worries about a fresh surge in cases of the C-19 coronavirus in major global economies.
China’s blue chip index CSI300 rose 0.7% at 4074.37 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4% at 2950.74. Shenzhen’s start-up board ChiNext hit 4 yr highs as regulators revamped its listing system.
Data as of 19 June 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:44am EDT||138.86||-0.10||-0.07%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||2:44am EDT||293.22||+3.51||+1.21%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||2:43am EDT||1,169.62||+13.44||+1.16%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,478.79||+123.33||+0.55%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:00am EDT||24,732.50||+267.56||+1.09%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||2:17am EDT||6,066.90||+15.00||+0.25%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:32am EDT||2,141.32||+7.84||+0.37%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||1:29am EDT||1,370.42||-2.56||-0.19%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:15am EDT||4,931.86||+6.61||+0.13%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,315.07||-33.38||-0.53%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EDT||2,966.03||+26.71||+0.91%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||3:00am EDT||34,572.26||+364.21||+1.06%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||3:00am EDT||1,507.12||+2.21||+0.15%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||17 Jun 2020||219.96||-1.49||-0.67%|
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!