Gold and healthcare stocks helped Australian shares eke out another session of gains on Wednesday, as investors remained cautiously optimistic about hopes of an economic recovery even as C-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise.
The S&P/ASX 200 index ended up 0.2% at 5,965.70 to a 4th straight session of gainers. The benchmark is down 10.9% YTD.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index gained most in a week, adding 1.1% to settle at 11,259.41
China stocks ended higher Wednesday to close the shortened 3-session week on a firmer note, as investors cheered improving data from Key economies and Beijing’s latest reforms in its capital markets.
China’s stock market will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Dragon Boat Festival.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.3% at 2,979.55, while the blue-chip CSI300 index added 0.42%.
The start-up board ChiNext Composite index was unchanged.
On the week, SSEC gained 0.4%, while CSI300 rose 1%.
The start-up board index advanced 2.7% this week, logging its fifth straight weekly gain.
Japanese shares ended weaker Wednesday, as the benchmark Nikkei average closed 0.07% lower 2 22,534.32, with 59 advancers against 163 decliners.
The broader Topix fell 0.42% to 1,580.50, with all but 5 of Tokyo’s 33 subindexes trading in the Red.
Start-up market Mothers Index advanced 0.86%, as 3 new IPOs were announced for the 1st time in 2.5 months.
Data as of 24 Jun 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:44am EDT||138.77||-0.50||-0.36%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:59am EDT||295.74||-0.84||-0.28%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:36am EDT||1,186.41||-16.01||-1.33%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,534.32||-14.73||-0.07%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,781.58||-125.76||-0.50%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:29am EDT||6,081.60||+12.30||+0.20%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,161.51||+30.27||+1.42%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:51am EDT||1,333.43||-23.00||-1.70%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||4,964.73||+85.60||+1.75%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,188.83||-108.95||-1.73%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||2,979.55||+8.93||+0.30%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:53am EDT||34,864.07||-566.36||-1.60%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:59am EDT||1,502.63||-4.41||-0.29%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||23 Jun 2020||221.43||-2.80||-1.25%|
Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!