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Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

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China shares finished lower Wednesday, as profit-taking in tech stocks outweighed gains in automakers on expectations of strong sales growth this year.

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.46% to 3,517.31 and the blue-chip CSI300 index shed 0.29%. The CSI300 IT index lost 3.4%, while the STAR50 index tracking Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR Board, fell 1.9%.

 Japanese shares ended higher Wednesday, with transport stocks leading gains, as Wall Street’s tech-driven rally overnight and strong domestic earnings forecasts boosted market sentiment.

The Nikkei share average rose 1% at 28,646.50, while the broader Topix jumped 1.3% at 1,871.09.

Australian shares ended higher Wednesday, with financials leading gains, after the Reserve Bank of Australia reaffirmed it will hold rates at record low levels for several years.

The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.9% higher at 6,824.6. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was + 0.4% at 13,091.21

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 3 February 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index2:40am EST163.81+2.11+1.30%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index4:40am EST370.98+2.65+0.72%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index6:28am EST1,706.79+16.47+0.97%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2251:15am EST28,646.50+284.33+1.00%
.HSIHang Seng Index3:09am EST29,307.46+58.76+0.20%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index12:59am EST7,090.90+63.40+0.90%
.KS11KOSPI Index4:01am EST3,129.68+32.87+1.06%
.SETISET Composite Index4:47am EST1,481.75-4.50-0.30%
.JKSEJakarta Composite3:14am EST6,077.75+33.90+0.56%
.PSIPSE Composite Index2 Feb 20216,859.46-8.42-0.12%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index2:00am EST3,517.31-16.38-0.46%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:45am EST50,255.75+458.03+0.92%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI2 Feb 20211,582.99+2.50+0.16%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index2 Feb 2021329.40+17.33+5.55%

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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