Japanese shares dropped Friday on profit-taking ahead of the weekend, with trading volume remaining low due to the Easter holidays abroad.
The benchmark Nikkei average slipped 0.1% to 19,326.78 by the midday break, despite overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors locked in some recent gains.
SKorean shares rose Friday as market sentiment was lifted by the Fed’s fresh stimulus measures overnight that eased concerns over a liquidity crunch. The Korean won strengthened, while the benchmark bond yield rose.
The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI closed up 24.49 pts, or 1.33%, at 1,860.70. On the week, the KOSPI gained 7.84%.
Shanghai stocks fell Friday on bleak factory gate data that pointed to a prolonged recovery, but ended the week with their biggest gainer in 5 on hopes of more economic stimulus to shore up the world’s 2nd-largest economy.
The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.6%, to 3,769.18, while the Shanghai Composite Index shed 1% to 2,796.63 pts.
On the week, CSI300 gained 1.5%, while SSEC advanced 1.2%, its biggest weekly gainer since the week of 6 March.
Philippines closed for a holiday
Data as of 10 April 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:59am EDT||125.31||+1.09||+0.88%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||3:10am EDT||271.26||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||3:10am EDT||1,038.70||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||19,498.50||+152.73||+0.79%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||9 Apr 2020||24,300.33||+329.96||+1.38%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||9 Apr 2020||5,439.40||+180.60||+3.43%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:33am EDT||1,860.70||+24.49||+1.33%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||3:26am EDT||1,215.32||+4.84||+0.40%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||9 Apr 2020||4,649.08||+22.38||+0.48%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||8 Apr 2020||5,510.83||-139.18||-2.46%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:17am EDT||2,796.63||-29.27||-1.04%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||9 Apr 2020||31,159.62||+1,265.66||+4.23%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||3:26am EDT||1,356.50||-13.26||-0.97%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||8 Apr 2020||197.88||+4.54||+2.35%|
Have a happy healthy Easter and Passover weekend, stay home, Keep the Faith!