China stocks closed higher Monday, as investors cheered Beijing’s continued policy support to shore up its economy hurt by the coronavirus chaos.
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.9% to end at 5,046.84, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8% at 3,420.57.
The tech-heavy start-up board ChiNext rose 3.6%, while Shanghai’s STAR50 index spiked 2%.
Leading the gains, the CSI300 industrials index and the CSI300 IT index rose 2.3% and 1.8%, respectively.
Japanese shares closed lower Monday, slipping from a 29.5 yr high hit early in the session, on profit taking.
The Nikkei 225 Index ended down 0.18% to 26,714.42, after hitting its highest since April 1991 at the opening bell. The broader Topix fell 0.23% to 1,789.05.
Australian shares slipped Monday, with energy and financial stocks leading the declines, as a surge in COVID-19 cases in Sydney led states and territories to ban travellers from the city.
The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 0.06% lower by 0009 GMT. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index dipped 0.02% to 12,680.06.
Data as of 21 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:36am EST||156.33||-0.41||-0.26%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:36am EST||325.84||-2.32||-0.71%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:20am EST||1,538.78||-53.69||-3.37%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,714.42||-48.97||-0.18%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:09am EST||26,306.68||-191.92||-0.72%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:46am EST||6,920.00||-4.10||-0.06%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,778.65||+6.47||+0.23%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:56am EST||1,401.78||-80.60||-5.44%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,165.62||+61.30||+1.00%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||20 Dec 2020||7,224.89||-47.91||-0.66%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,420.57||+25.67||+0.76%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:35am EST||45,553.96||-1,406.73||-3.00%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||20 Dec 2020||1,647.89||-4.60||-0.28%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||20 Dec 2020||299.90||+7.56||+2.59%|
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