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Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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Australian shares rose more than 1% Friday, led by a recovery in banks and miners, tracking overnight Wall Street gainers

The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.1% at 6,725.70 by 2350 GMT on track to rise 1.7% in January, its 4th straight monthly gainer.

In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 1.5% at 13,279.96 set to gain 0.8% on the month.

Japanese shares slipped on Friday, giving up early gains, as a boost from technology companies reporting upbeat earnings was overshadowed by investors’ profit-taking and rebalancing at the end of month.

The market is on pace to post its 3rd month running of gains. The Nikkei is hanging below a 30-yr high marked earlier this month.

Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped 0.18% to 28,145.63 by midday. The broader Topix was down 0.07% at 1,837.60.

 China stocks recorded a weekly loss of more than 3% Friday, although they posted monthly gainers on increasing hopes of an economic recovery.

The blue-chip CSI300 index ended 0.5% lower to 5,351.96, while the Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.6% to 3,483.07.

On the wk, CSI300 dropped 3.9%, while SSEC declined 3.4%.

In January, the CSI300 was up 2.7%, while SSEC was up 0.3%

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 29 January 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index1:59am EST158.48-2.50-1.55%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index2:03am EST354.57-0.60-0.17%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index2:03am EST1,610.16+2.17+0.13%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST27,663.39-534.03-1.89%
.HSIHang Seng Index2:18am EST28,457.53-93.24-0.33%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:34am EST6,870.90-46.70-0.68%
.KS11KOSPI Index1:32am EST2,976.21-92.84-3.03%
.SETISET Composite Index12:29am EST1,459.27-9.24-0.63%
.JKSEJakarta Composite2:33am EST5,895.95-83.44-1.40%
.PSIPSE Composite Index28 Jan 20216,612.62-239.22-3.49%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:00am EST3,483.07-22.11-0.63%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex2:19am EST46,858.95-15.41-0.03%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI28 Jan 20211,568.05-12.57-0.80%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index27 Jan 2021303.61-27.12-8.20%

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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