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Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

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Hong Kong stocks ended higher Friday to post their best weekly gainer in a month, as investors understand that Beijing’s new security law will benefit local markets and lead to more listings by Chinese companies.

At the close the Hang Seng was up 248.93 pts or 0.99% at 25,373.12. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 1.85% at 10,243.29.

On the week, HSI gained 3.4%, while HSCE climbed 4%

New Hong Kong security laws came into effect Wednesday that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, heralding a new era for China’s freest city.

The Shanghai Composite index closed up 2.01% at 3,152.81, while the blue-chip CSI300 index climbed 1.93% at 4,419.60 pts, its highest mark since 1 July 2015.

The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 1.28% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index rose 1.574%.

On the week, SSEC rose 5.8%, its best since March 2019, while the CSI300 gained 5.8%, its best since November 2015.

Japan’ benchmark Nikkei average added 0.3% at 22,220.33 by the midday break, taking a positive cue from a record surge in US June NFPs and Wall Street’s Thursday rally.

The broader Topix added a marginal 0.1% to 1,544.95 by the midday recess.

Australian shares rose Friday, on track for a 4th straight session of gainers, after a record surge in US payrolls for June raised hopes that a recovery from the C-19 coronavirus-led economic downturn was happening.

The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.05% to 6,096 pts in early trade.

New Zealand’s, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.91%, helped by industrial stocks

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 3 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:45am EDT136.24+0.79+0.58%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:45am EDT307.00+5.02+1.66%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:07am EDT1,212.42+6.22+0.52%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT22,306.48+160.52+0.72%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT25,373.12+248.93+0.99%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index2:42am EDT6,163.70+21.40+0.35%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,152.41+17.04+0.80%
.SETISET Composite Index5:43am EDT1,372.27-1.86-0.14%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT4,973.79+7.01+0.14%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,372.66+8.58+0.13%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:00am EDT3,152.81+62.24+2.01%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:21am EDT36,021.42+177.72+0.50%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,552.65+16.37+1.07%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index1 Jul 2020214.39-0.77-0.36%

Have a Happy Star Spangled Weekend, Keep the Faith!

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Paul Ebeling
Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.   

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