Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan’s stock index was firmer by 0.76%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.16%.
Australian shares settled higher Monday, helped by a record rally in gold stocks and reassurances of further support from a senior central bank official to ease the economic pain caused by the C-19 coronavirus chaos.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.34% at 6,044.2, with gold stocks adding more than 4% to hit a record high as an escalating diplomatic row between the United States and China hammered the USD and drove safe-haven gold to record highs.
In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.4%.
Chinese shares finished higher Monday after data showed that China’s economic recovery is continuing to build momentum, but heightened US-China tensions kept gains in check.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.26% at 3,205.23 and the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.51%.
Shanghai Composite index finished 3.9% lower and the blue-chip CSI300 index 4.4% lower.
The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 0.28% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.149%.
The index tracking the 50 most representative stocks on Shanghai’s STAR market fell 1.06%
Data as of 27 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:44am EDT||138.13||+0.29||+0.21%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||3:51am EDT||301.55||-1.90||-0.63%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||3:51am EDT||1,262.29||-5.18||-0.41%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,715.85||-35.76||-0.16%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,603.26||-102.07||-0.41%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:04am EDT||6,169.60||+21.60||+0.35%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:32am EDT||2,217.86||+17.42||+0.79%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||24 Jul 2020||1,340.92||-18.73||-1.38%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,116.67||+33.67||+0.66%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||5,860.94||-142.32||-2.37%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,205.23||+8.46||+0.26%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||4:08am EDT||38,029.90||-99.00||-0.26%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:07am EDT||1,588.04||-1.57||-0.10%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||23 Jul 2020||203.49||-10.54||-4.92%|
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