Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

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Australian shares slipped Friday posting a weekly loss as fresh restrictions to contain a spike in C-19 coronavirus cases dampened hopes of a quick economic recovery.

The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.61% to 5,919.2, on the week, it declined 2.3%. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index settled 0.4% lower.

Japanese shares closed at a 1-wk low Friday 

The benchmark Nikkei share average fell 1.06% to 22,290.81 with 21 advancers on the index against 202 decliners.

The broader Topix dropped 1.42% to 1,535.20.

Hong Kong stocks fell Friday, tracking Chinese equities as a heated rally there ground to a halt after state funds announced stake cuts in companies and on signs of renewed tension with the US.

At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 482.75 pts, or 1.84% to 25,727.41. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 2.23% to 10,541.26.

On the wk, HSI gained 1.4%, and HSCE added 2.9%.

Mainland China shares fell Friday for the 1st time since 29 June on signs of renewed tensions with the US. and after the country’s state funds announced stake cuts in companies.

The Bull run, encouraged by state media was fuelled by signs of an early economic recovery for China from the virus, capital market reforms and accelerating inflows of foreign funds.

At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.05% to 3,414.21 pts, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1%.

The start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.62%.

On the wk, SSEC gained 8.3%, and CSI300 rose 8.4%, both set for best weekly gainers in more than 5 yrs.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 10 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:45am EDT134.66-1.93-1.41%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:46am EDT316.70-6.06-1.88%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:50am EDT1,227.49-5.34-0.43%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT22,290.81-238.48-1.06%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT25,727.41-482.75-1.84%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index3:11am EDT6,036.30-38.60-0.64%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,150.25-17.65-0.81%
.SETISET Composite Index5:51am EDT1,350.50-15.31-1.12%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,031.26-21.54-0.43%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,197.38+4.80+0.08%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:59am EDT3,383.32-67.27-1.95%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:07am EDT36,594.33-143.36-0.39%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,591.84+8.59+0.54%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index9 Jul 2020218.79-1.91-0.87%

Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!

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