Australian shares finished lower Wednesday, dragged down by the healthcare sector, as a record surge in C-19 coronavirus cases in the country dented investor sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 1.3% lower to 6,075.10. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index dipped 0.1% to finish the session at 11,722.97.
China stocks rose Wednesday boosted by Beijing’s capital market reforms.
The CSI300 index rose 1.4% at 4,755.40 at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.2%, at 3,360.78.
China revamped its Shanghai share index on Wednesday for the first time in 30 yrs, adding STAR Market-listed tech companies, kicking out high-risk companies and delaying inclusion of newly-listed stocks. An index tracking the STAR Board will be published after market close.
Japanese shares slipped Wednesday as investors locked in recent gains ahead of a long weekend, though expectations of fresh stimulus in Europe and the United States underpinned many cyclical shares.
The Nikkei share average fell 0.24% by midday to 22,828.75 but is still up 0.58% so far this week ahead of a long weekend from Thursday. The broader Topix lost 0.10% to 1,581.19.
Data as of 22 July 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||3:38am EDT||137.84||-0.80||-0.58%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:02am EDT||309.42||-7.74||-2.44%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||4:02am EDT||1,257.61||-6.61||-0.52%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||2:15am EDT||22,751.61||-132.61||-0.58%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||4:08am EDT||25,057.94||-577.72||-2.25%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||3:18am EDT||6,192.60||-76.20||-1.22%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||2:32am EDT||2,228.66||-0.17||-0.01%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:17am EDT||1,367.73||-9.27||-0.67%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||4:14am EDT||5,110.19||-4.52||-0.09%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||12:50am EDT||6,064.26||-72.05||-1.17%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||3:00am EDT||3,333.16||+12.27||+0.37%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||4:18am EDT||37,804.98||-125.35||-0.33%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||4:17am EDT||1,589.23||-6.70||-0.42%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||20 Jul 2020||219.11||+0.00||+0.00%|
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