Australian shares spiked Thursday to their highest close in nearly 10 months, as projection of a faster economic recovery next year, and strong November employment data lifted sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index settled 1.2% higher at 6,756.70, its highest close since 25 February, and marking a 2nd straight session of gainers. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index added 0.5% to close at 12,888.77.
Japanese shares closed higher for a 2nd session running Thursday as expectations for further US economic stimulus and a pledge of support from the Fed lifted sentiment.
The Nikkei 225 Index closed up 0.18% at 26,806.67. The broader Topix rose 0.32% at 1,792.58.
China’s blue-chip index are higher Thursday on continued investor optimism over swift recovery in the world’s 2nd-largest economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.63% at 3,388.24 points. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.92%,
Data as of 17 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:36am EST||156.72||+0.49||+0.31%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:36am EST||329.45||+4.30||+1.32%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:18am EST||1,590.08||+3.49||+0.22%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,806.67||+49.27||+0.18%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:09am EST||26,678.38||+218.09||+0.82%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:09am EST||7,000.10||+83.40||+1.21%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,770.43||-1.36||-0.05%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:44am EST||1,483.89||+1.80||+0.12%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,113.38||-5.02||-0.08%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||16 Dec 2020||7,298.02||-1.68||-0.02%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,404.87||+37.89||+1.13%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:35am EST||46,890.34||+223.88||+0.48%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||16 Dec 2020||1,674.35||-7.06||-0.42%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||16 Dec 2020||285.61||+0.80||+0.28%|
Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!