Australian shares ended higher for the 4th straight session Thursday, as a fresh stimulus package to revive an economy battered by the C-19 coronavirus chaos bolstered bets of a rebound from its 1st recession in 30 yrs.
The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8% at 5,990.8 after a A$680-M package for residents to build or renovate their homes.
New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 rose 0.9% at 11,222.8, up for the 4th session running.
Japanese stocks closed at their highest in more than 3 months Thursday, underpinned by a weaker JPY and signs of an economic rebound from a C-19 coronavirus chaos-led slump.
The benchmark Nikkei average ended up 0.4% at 22,695.74 pts, its highest close since 21 February.
The broader Topix added 0.3% at 1,603.82, its highest close since 26 February, with about 66% of the 33 sector sub-indexes on the Tokyo exchange finishing higher.
China stocks pared early gains Thursday due to concerns over rising tensions after The Trump Administration barred Chinese passenger carriers to fly to the United States.
At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.21% to 2,917.17, after opening 0.29% higher.
China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.16%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.28%, the consumer staples sector up 0.4%, the Real Estate index down 0.61% and the healthcare sub-index down 0.07%
The smaller Shenzhen index was up 0.06% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.11%.
Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.24% to 9,943.24, while the Hang Seng Index was down 0.11% to 24,298.60.
Philippine, Thai and Vietnamese shares hit their highest in around 3 months Thursday as Southeast Asian markets extended a week-long rally, driven by the re-opening of regional economies and prospects of fresh stimulus to aid the recovery.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines extended their winning streaks to a seventh session, while Thailand saw a 4th session of gainers
Data as of 4 June 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:37am EDT||140.75||+0.33||+0.24%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||5:37am EDT||284.96||+1.04||+0.37%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:57am EDT||1,141.93||-2.44||-0.21%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,695.74||+81.98||+0.36%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||24,366.30||+40.68||+0.17%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:01am EDT||6,112.00||+47.10||+0.78%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:01am EDT||2,151.18||+4.18||+0.19%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:56am EDT||1,411.01||+36.83||+2.68%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||4,916.70||-24.30||-0.49%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,517.49||+271.84||+4.35%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:59am EDT||2,919.25||-4.12||-0.14%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:14am EDT||33,980.70||-128.84||-0.38%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||5:04am EDT||1,561.84||+23.31||+1.52%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||3 Jun 2020||228.13||+2.61||+1.16%|
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