China stocks edged up Wednesday as investors cheered the government’s pledge to implement additional policy measures to prop up the virus-ravaged broad economy.
At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.47% at 3,355.69 pts, while China’s blue-chip CSI300 index climbed 0.15%.
The Hang Seng Index advanced Wednesday the index was up 0.6% at 26,572.66, while Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.91% at 10,646.05.
Japan’s Nikkei share average retreated Wednesday from a more than 29-yr closing high notched a day earlier, as soaring COVID-19 cases paused a global equity rally fuelled by vaccine hopes.
The benchmark Nikkei share average dropped 0.76% to 25,817.18. The broader Topix lost 0.53% to 1,725.50.
Australian shares finished higher Wednesday to hit their highest in 9 months after the central bank governor said the country is “on the road back”, while gold stocks advanced as a resurgence in COVID-19 cases globally lifted bullion prices.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.5% to 6,532 points by 2353 GMT. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index traded 0.5% lower by 0056 GMT.
Data as of 18 November 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:45am EST||150.67||-1.22||-0.80%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:45am EST||327.25||+1.88||+0.58%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||7:25am EST||1,483.76||+8.99||+0.61%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||25,728.14||-286.48||-1.10%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||26,544.29||+129.20||+0.49%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:09am EST||6,726.50||+28.70||+0.43%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:03am EST||2,545.64||+6.49||+0.26%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:58am EST||1,364.59||+14.78||+1.09%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||5,557.52||+27.58||+0.50%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||17 Nov 2020||7,051.78||+92.64||+1.33%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:00am EST||3,347.30||+7.41||+0.22%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||7:23am EST||44,180.05||+227.34||+0.52%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||17 Nov 2020||1,604.75||-5.40||-0.34%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||17 Nov 2020||267.40||+0.74||+0.28%|
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