Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 2.03%,
China stocks finished higher Wednesday, with electric vehicle and healthcare shares leading the gainers, as the PBoC kept liquidity abundant to support economic recovery from the COVID-19.
The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.47% higher at 3,583.09 while the blue-chip CSI300 index added 0.72%.
The new-energy vehicle sector sub-index rose 4.6%, while the healthcare sub-index was up 3.57%.
The Shenzhen index ended up 1.36% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 3.905%.
Japanese shares retreated from early gains Wednesday on profit taking.
Nikkei share average finished down 0.38% to 28,523.26, the broader Topix closed down 0.34% to 1,849.58.
Australian shares ended up Wednesday, taking cues from overnight gains in Wall Street and optimism over domestic corporate earnings lent support.
The S&P/ASX 200 index finished +0.4% and New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1.1% to finish the session at 13,026.45.
Data as of 20 January 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:39am EST||161.71||-0.52||-0.32%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||3:10am EST||371.70||+9.94||+2.75%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||3:10am EST||1,693.29||+10.99||+0.65%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||28,523.26||-110.20||-0.38%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||29,962.47||+320.19||+1.08%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||12:46am EST||7,051.00||+36.00||+0.51%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||1:32am EST||3,114.55||+21.89||+0.71%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||3:26am EST||1,522.06||-0.53||-0.03%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,429.76||+107.90||+1.71%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||19 Jan 2021||7,143.30||-55.15||-0.77%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:59am EST||3,583.09||+16.71||+0.47%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||3:26am EST||49,714.25||+315.96||+0.64%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||19 Jan 2021||1,608.93||+7.05||+0.44%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||18 Jan 2021||354.39||-23.58||-6.24%|
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