China stocks ended lower Friday, weighed down tension between the US as the United States is set to add dozens of Chinese companies to a trade blacklist Friday.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.29% to 3,394.90, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.35%.
The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 0.31% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 0.175%.
Japanese shares were lower Friday as investors fretted over the risks that surging COVID-19 cases in Tokyo could pose to recovery prospects in the world’s 3rd-largest economy.
The Nikkei share average lost 0.19% to 26,756.89 by the midday break, while the broader Topix was nearly flat at 1,791.84 ahead of a central bank policy decision. Both the indexes posted weekly gainers.
Australian shares fell Friday as a new cluster of COVID-19 cases in Sydney ignited fears that movement curbs could make a comeback and slow down an economic recovery.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.5% to 6,722.9 by 0006 GMT, retreating from a near-10-month high hit in the prior session. The index is still headed for a 7th straight weekly gainer.
In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.5% at 12,950.52
Data as of 18 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:36am EST||156.74||+0.02||+0.01%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:36am EST||328.16||-1.29||-0.39%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:29am EST||1,592.47||+2.39||+0.15%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,763.39||-43.28||-0.16%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||26,498.60||-179.78||-0.67%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:28am EST||6,924.10||-76.00||-1.09%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,772.18||+1.75||+0.06%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:54am EST||1,482.38||-1.51||-0.10%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,104.32||-9.06||-0.15%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||17 Dec 2020||7,272.80||-25.22||-0.35%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,394.90||-9.98||-0.29%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||7:19am EST||46,960.69||+70.35||+0.15%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||17 Dec 2020||1,652.49||-21.86||-1.31%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||17 Dec 2020||292.34||+6.73||+2.36%|
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!