Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Japanese stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street staged a strong rebound as policymakers across the world cobbled together packages to counter the severe restrictions on various regular activities aiming at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Australian shares are set to open slightly lower on Wednesday as unnerved investors took note of the US Fed looking to shore up liquidity and blunt the blow of the coronavirus outbreak, but worries remain that the pandemic threatened a global recession.

New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index advanced 2.8% in early trade.

The Philippines exempted its financial trading platforms from strict coronavirus quarantine procedures on Tuesday, paving the way for the resumption of trading at its stock, bond and foreign exchange markets this week, government officials said.

Shares in the United Arab Emirates stock exchanges will be allowed to drop a daily maximum of 5% as of Wednesday, state news agency WAM reported.

Data as of 17 March 2020.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index11:26pm EDT114.51+2.95+2.64%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index11:26pm EDT256.13+2.18+0.86%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index17 Mar 20201,039.81-23.76-2.23%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 22511:36pm EDT17,266.71+255.18+1.50%
.HSIHang Seng Index11:41pm EDT23,329.49+65.76+0.28%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index11:56pm EDT4,999.60-333.20-6.25%
.KS11KOSPI Index11:57pm EDT1,672.08-0.36-0.02%
.SETISET Composite Index11:41pm EDT1,070.60+35.43+3.42%
.JKSEJakarta Composite11:56pm EDT4,400.21-56.54-1.27%
.PSIPSE Composite Index16 Mar 20205,335.37-458.57-7.91%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index11:41pm EDT2,814.70+35.06+1.26%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex11:41pm EDT30,968.84+389.75+1.27%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI8:00pm EDT1,254.70-1.88-0.15%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index16 Mar 2020182.86+2.65+1.47%

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