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Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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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

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 18 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:36am EST156.74+0.02+0.01%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:36am EST328.16-1.29-0.39%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:29am EST1,592.47+2.39+0.15%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,763.39-43.28-0.16%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:08am EST26,498.60-179.78-0.67%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:28am EST6,924.10-76.00-1.09%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST2,772.18+1.75+0.06%
.SETISET Composite Index4:54am EST1,482.38-1.51-0.10%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST6,104.32-9.06-0.15%
.PSIPSE Composite Index17 Dec 20207,272.80-25.22-0.35%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:59am EST3,394.90-9.98-0.29%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex7:19am EST46,960.69+70.35+0.15%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI17 Dec 20201,652.49-21.86-1.31%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index17 Dec 2020292.34+6.73+2.36%

Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!

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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