China’s blue-chip index ended Wednesday as optimism over the continued recovery in the world’s 2nd-largest economy lifted consumer stocks, offsetting weakness in the tech sector.
At the close, the Shanghai Composite index finished flat at 3,366.98, while its blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.18%. The consumer staples sector rose 1.08%, while the healthcare sub-index firmed 0.84%.
The start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.065%, and Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 index was down 1.32%.
Japanese shares closed higher on Wednesday tracking a Strong performance by Wall Street overnight.
The Nikkei share average climbed 0.26% at 26,757.40. The broader Topix gained 0.27% at 1,786.83.
Australian shares rose Wednesday, tracking overnight Wall Street gainers buoyed by a potential US coronavirus aid/relief/stimulus package.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.7% to end at 6,679.2. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.5% to finish at 12,828.99.
Data as of 16 Dec 2020. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:36am EST||156.23||+0.40||+0.26%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:36am EST||325.15||+4.10||+1.28%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||5:32am EST||1,586.59||+13.93||+0.89%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||26,757.40||+69.56||+0.26%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||26,460.29||+253.00||+0.97%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||1:23am EST||6,916.70||+50.00||+0.73%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||2,771.79||+14.97||+0.54%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:50am EST||1,482.09||+4.88||+0.33%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,118.40||+108.27||+1.80%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||15 Dec 2020||7,299.70||+71.97||+1.00%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,366.98||-0.25||-0.01%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:48am EST||46,666.46||+403.29||+0.87%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||15 Dec 2020||1,681.41||+7.39||+0.44%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||15 Dec 2020||284.81||+2.95||+1.05%|
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