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
Data as of 3 February 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:40am EST||163.81||+2.11||+1.30%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:40am EST||370.98||+2.65||+0.72%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||6:28am EST||1,706.79||+16.47||+0.97%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||28,646.50||+284.33||+1.00%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:09am EST||29,307.46||+58.76||+0.20%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||12:59am EST||7,090.90||+63.40||+0.90%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||3,129.68||+32.87||+1.06%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:47am EST||1,481.75||-4.50||-0.30%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,077.75||+33.90||+0.56%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||2 Feb 2021||6,859.46||-8.42||-0.12%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||2:00am EST||3,517.31||-16.38||-0.46%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||6:45am EST||50,255.75||+458.03||+0.92%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||2 Feb 2021||1,582.99||+2.50||+0.16%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||2 Feb 2021||329.40||+17.33||+5.55%|
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