China shares closed lower Wednesday, led by losses in securities firms, as concerns over US relations weighed on sentiment.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.12% at 3,371.96. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.34%, with its sub-index tracking securities firms lower by 3.11%, the consumer staples sector down 0.92%, the Real Estate index down 1.35% and the healthcare sub-index down.
The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 1.57% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 1.764%
Japanese shares finished at a near 30-yr high Wednesday, as Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and seeming progress over a US stimulus deal boosted hopes of a swift global economic recovery, while upbeat domestic machinery data also buoyed sentiment.
The benchmark Nikkei share average rose 1.33% at 26,817.94, its highest closing since 17 April 1991. The broader Topix rose 1.17% at 1,779.42.
Australian shares extended gains into a 7th session Wednesday as markets advanced across the globe on positive COVID-19 vaccine news, while Infratil helped New Zealand stocks close at a record high.
The S&P/ASX 200 index settled 0.6% higher at 6,728.5. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index climbed 1.3%, with Infratil Ltd leading gains after rejecting a NZ$5.37-B ($3.78-B) takeover offer from AustralianSuper.
Data as of 9 Dec 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:35am EST||155.55||+1.70||+1.10%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:36am EST||326.97||+1.50||+0.46%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:11am EST||1,568.89||+13.12||+0.84%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,817.94||+350.86||+1.33%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:09am EST||26,502.84||+198.28||+0.75%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:10am EST||6,965.40||+43.20||+0.62%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,755.47||+54.54||+2.02%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:49am EST||1,482.67||+3.75||+0.25%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||8 Dec 2020||5,944.41||+13.65||+0.23%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||8 Dec 2020||7,102.66||-101.01||-1.40%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:00am EST||3,371.96||-38.21||-1.12%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:27am EST||46,103.50||+494.99||+1.09%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||8 Dec 2020||1,646.53||+14.83||+0.91%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||8 Dec 2020||276.73||+2.60||+0.95%|
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