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.
Data as of 31 December 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||25 Dec 2020||155.55||+0.35||+0.23%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||25 Dec 2020||320.74||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||25 Dec 2020||1,590.06||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||25 Dec 2020||26,656.61||-11.74||-0.04%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||24 Dec 2020||26,386.56||+43.46||+0.16%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||24 Dec 2020||6,917.50||+24.90||+0.36%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||24 Dec 2020||2,806.86||+47.04||+1.70%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||25 Dec 2020||1,486.31||+34.79||+2.40%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||23 Dec 2020||6,008.71||-14.58||-0.24%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||23 Dec 2020||7,204.38||+1.99||+0.03%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||25 Dec 2020||3,396.56||+33.45||+0.99%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||24 Dec 2020||46,973.54||+529.36||+1.14%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||24 Dec 2020||1,641.17||-6.33||-0.38%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||24 Dec 2020||309.91||+8.76||+2.91%|
Have a healthy Happy New Year, Keep the Faith!