Countries across the world shut their borders to the UK Monday on fears about a new coronavirus strain.
Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was weaker by 0.48%, Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 1.04%.
China stocks finished lower Tuesday, falling the most in nearly 4 months on concerns over persisting US tensions.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.86% to 3,356.78, and the blue-chip CSI300 index closed 1.63% lower
The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 1.73%, while the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was 2.453% lower.
Japanese shares marked 3-wk lows Tuesday, as investors took profits from stellar gains over the past 2 months.
The Nikkei average fell 1.04% to 26,436.39. It fell below its 25-Day MA for the 1st time since the start of the rally following US elections in early November. The broader Topix lost 1.56% to 1,761.12
Australian shares fell more than 1% Tuesday.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 1.1% to 6,599.6. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ended 1.9% higher at 12,842.69, marking its best 1-day performance since 17 August.
Data as of 22 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:36am EST||153.97||-2.36||-1.51%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:36am EST||323.07||-2.77||-0.85%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:51am EST||1,555.15||+16.37||+1.06%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,436.39||-278.03||-1.04%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||26,119.25||-187.43||-0.71%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:24am EST||6,845.50||-74.50||-1.08%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:03am EST||2,733.68||-44.97||-1.62%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:49am EST||1,424.39||+22.61||+1.61%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,023.29||-142.34||-2.31%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||21 Dec 2020||7,202.39||-22.50||-0.31%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,356.78||-63.79||-1.86%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:07am EST||46,006.69||+452.73||+0.99%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||21 Dec 2020||1,631.92||-15.97||-0.97%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||21 Dec 2020||305.04||+5.14||+1.71%|
Have a healthy, Happy Holiday week, Keep the Faith!