Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

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Australian shares finished lower Friday with sentiment taking a hit from a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Europe.

The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed 0.5% lower at 6,176.80. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed 0.4% lower to 12,433.16 ahead of election results Saturday.

Japan’s Nikkei share average fell Friday as new coronavirus curbs in Europe dimmed hopes of a Fassst global economic recovery.

The benchmark Nikkei share average dropped 0.41% to 23,410.63. The broader Topix lost 0.86% to 1,617.69. On the week, the Nikkei was down 0.89% and the Topix lost 1.8%.

China stocks were little changed Friday but posted a wkly gainers, buoyed by fresh policy support and upbeat data that pointed to an economic recovery from the COVID-19 chaos.

The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.2% to 4,791.68, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1% at 3,336.36.

The tech-heavy startup board ChiNext slipped 0.5%, while the STAR50 fell 1.1%.

On the week, the CSI300 gained 2.4% and logged its 3rd straight weekly gainer, while SSEC was up 2%.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 16 October 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:42am EDT141.91-1.22-0.85%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:42am EDT316.39+3.86+1.24%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:59am EDT1,355.11+9.81+0.73%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT23,410.63-96.60-0.41%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:09am EDT24,386.79+228.25+0.94%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:56am EDT6,385.00-29.20-0.46%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,341.53-19.68-0.83%
.SETISET Composite Index5:50am EDT1,233.68-9.28-0.75%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,103.41-1.74-0.03%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT5,898.47-39.86-0.67%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:59am EDT3,336.36+4.18+0.13%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex7:15am EDT39,982.98+254.57+0.64%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,503.84-10.11-0.67%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index15 Oct 2020260.48+0.69+0.27%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!

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