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Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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China stocks rose Thursday, driven by gains in consumer and healthcare firms, after the Fed pledged to maintain an dovish policy and projected a rapid rise in US GDP this yr.

The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.8% at 5,141.77, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5% at 3,463.07.

Japanese shares rose Thursday, with the TOPIX index marking a 30-yr high

The broader TOPIX advanced 1.23% to close at 2,008.51, crossing the 2,000 mark for the 1st time since May 1991. The Nikkei index rose 1.01% to finish at 30,216.75.

Australian shares fell Thursday, dragged down by tech and healthcare stocks, while an economic contraction in Q-4 of Y 2020 sent New Zealand’s benchmark index to its biggest drop in 2 wks.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.7% to 6,745.70. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index settled down about 1% on the day.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 18 March 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:39am EDT175.62+2.16+1.25%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:40am EDT357.81+5.65+1.60%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index7:09am EDT1,708.06-20.56-1.19%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT30,216.75+302.42+1.01%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT29,405.72+371.60+1.28%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:52am EDT7,003.60-44.40-0.63%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT3,066.01+18.51+0.61%
.SETISET Composite Index5:59am EDT1,568.82+2.06+0.13%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT6,347.83+70.60+1.12%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT6,630.85+64.02+0.97%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:59am EDT3,463.07+17.52+0.51%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex7:25am EDT49,216.52-585.10-1.17%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI17 Mar 20211,627.99+3.02+0.19%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index17 Mar 2021405.27+5.56+1.39%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!

Paul Ebeling
Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.   

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