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Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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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.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 9 Dec 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:35am EST155.55+1.70+1.10%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:36am EST326.97+1.50+0.46%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:11am EST1,568.89+13.12+0.84%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST26,817.94+350.86+1.33%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:09am EST26,502.84+198.28+0.75%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:10am EST6,965.40+43.20+0.62%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST2,755.47+54.54+2.02%
.SETISET Composite Index4:49am EST1,482.67+3.75+0.25%
.JKSEJakarta Composite8 Dec 20205,944.41+13.65+0.23%
.PSIPSE Composite Index8 Dec 20207,102.66-101.01-1.40%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:00am EST3,371.96-38.21-1.12%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex5:27am EST46,103.50+494.99+1.09%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI8 Dec 20201,646.53+14.83+0.91%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index8 Dec 2020276.73+2.60+0.95%

Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!

Paul Ebeling
Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.   

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