Australian shares closed higher Wednesday, mirroring overnight gains on Wall Street, with material stocks providing a major lift to the domestic benchmark.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.88% at 6,052.9 pts, in its best day since 30 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1% at 11,610.52.
Japanese stocks rose Wednesday to a 5 wk high as encouraging results from a coronavirus vaccine study and optimism about swift economic growth supported expectations that corporate earnings would pick up in 2-H.
The Nikkei index settled 1.59% higher at 22,945.50 after hitting its highest mark since 10 June. The broader TOPIX index rose 1.56% at 1,589.51.
Hong Kong shares ended flat Wednesday, at the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 3.69 points, or 0.01%, at 25,481.58, reversing earlier losses recorded in the mid-day session. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.14% to 10,390.54.
China shares ended lower Wednesday, at the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.56% to 3,361.30. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.29%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 2.26%, the consumer staples sector up 0.93%, the Real Rstate index down 2.88% and the healthcare sub-index up 1.78%.
The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 2.07% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 1.596%.
Data as of 15 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:37am EDT||139.30||+2.09||+1.52%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:45am EDT||313.90||+1.23||+0.39%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||4:45am EDT||1,226.47||+16.16||+1.34%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,945.50||+358.49||+1.59%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||25,481.58||+3.69||+0.01%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:19am EDT||6,160.40||+114.90||+1.90%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||5:03am EDT||2,201.88||+18.27||+0.84%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||5:00am EDT||1,354.01||+12.94||+0.96%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,075.80||-3.32||-0.07%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,016.51||-156.30||-2.53%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,361.30||-53.31||-1.56%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||4:59am EDT||36,506.56||+473.50||+1.31%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:59am EDT||1,585.56||-13.19||-0.83%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||13 Jul 2020||219.03||+0.89||+0.41%|
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