Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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There will be no Asia-Pacific stocks report on Friday, 1 January, as most markets in the region will be closed for the New Year Holiday.

We will resume coverage on Monday, 4 January.

China stocks rose to multi-year highs on the last trading day of Y 2020, as investors cheered a China-Europe investment deal and Beijing’s policy support for its capital markets.

The blue-chip CSI300 index closed up 1.9%, at 5,211.29, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.7% at 3,473.07.

Australian shares wrapped up Y 2020 flat to little changed from where they had begun,

On Thursday, the S&P/ASX 200 index finished 1.4% lower to 6,587.1, capping off a year of record highs and historic lows just 1.5% below where it had closed in the 1st session of Y 2020.

In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index settled 1% lower on the day, but closed the year 15% higher.

Japan’s Nikkei share average ended lower on the last trading day of the year, retreating from a more than three-decade high hit in the previous session as investors booked profits, but it logged gains for a second straight year.

The benchmark Nikkei share average fell 0.45% to 27,444.17 Wednesday, after closing at its highest mark since August 1990 in the prior session.

The broader Topix slipped 0.8% to 1,804.68, pulling back from its highest mark since October 2018 posted Tuesday.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 31 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index25 Dec 2020155.55+0.35+0.23%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index25 Dec 2020320.74+0.00+0.00%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index25 Dec 20201,590.06+0.00+0.00%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 22525 Dec 202026,656.61-11.74-0.04%
.HSIHang Seng Index24 Dec 202026,386.56+43.46+0.16%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index24 Dec 20206,917.50+24.90+0.36%
.KS11KOSPI Index24 Dec 20202,806.86+47.04+1.70%
.SETISET Composite Index25 Dec 20201,486.31+34.79+2.40%
.JKSEJakarta Composite23 Dec 20206,008.71-14.58-0.24%
.PSIPSE Composite Index23 Dec 20207,204.38+1.99+0.03%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index25 Dec 20203,396.56+33.45+0.99%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex24 Dec 202046,973.54+529.36+1.14%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI24 Dec 20201,641.17-6.33-0.38%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index24 Dec 2020309.91+8.76+2.91%

Have a healthy Happy New Year, Keep the Faith!

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