Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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Australian shares inched down Wednesday as halted vaccine trials and uncertainty around a US fiscal stimulus package hit sentiment.

The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.1% to 6,191.30 by 0018 GMT, New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 0.3% at 12,489.20, on track to gain for the 11th day running.

Japanese shares retreated Wednesday, following stalled COVID-19 vaccine trials and lack of agreement on additional US fiscal stimulus weighed on market sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei share average eased 0.05% to 23,589.35 by the midday break, while the broader Topix lost 0.51% to 1,640.69.

China shares finished lower Wednesday, with property firms among the biggest laggards, on mounting pressure for raising cash under the government’s new debt-ratio caps, while profit-taking in agricultural stocks after recent sharp gains also weighed.

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.56% to 3,340.78. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.66%, with its Real Estate index down 1.21% and the healthcare sub-index down 0.61%.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 14 October 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:42am EDT144.17-0.45-0.31%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:42am EDT320.74+1.99+0.62%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:11am EDT1,374.29+4.03+0.29%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT23,626.73+24.95+0.11%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT24,667.09+17.41+0.07%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:56am EDT6,387.40-12.80-0.20%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,380.48-22.67-0.94%
.SETISET Composite Index5:48am EDT1,263.99-9.44-0.74%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT5,176.10+43.53+0.85%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT5,925.30+2.07+0.03%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index3:59am EDT3,340.78-18.97-0.56%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:27am EDT40,794.74+169.23+0.42%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,523.25-1.95-0.13%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index12 Oct 2020254.68-0.02-0.01%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!

  

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