Australian shares finished lower Wednesday, dragged lower by gold miners on the back of weak bullion prices, while BHP outshone the broader market and hit a record high as brokerages upgraded its shares after the miner’s annual results.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.5% to 6,885.2 at the close, off a 1-yr high marked Tuesday. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index edged 0.5% higher at 12,673.97.
Japanese shares fell Wednesday as investors booked profits after a recent rally drove them to a 30-yr high on expectations for a strong economic recovery.
The Nikkei share average edged down 0.58% to 30,292.19 from Tuesday’s high of 30,714.52. The broader TOPIX slipped 0.18% to 1,961.49.
Hong Kong stocks ended higher Wednesday, marking the 7th session running of gainers and extending a Bull run ahead of the reopening of Mainland markets after the Lunar New Year break, with sentiment lifted by optimism over global economic recovery.
The Hang Seng index rose 1.10% at 31,084.94, the highest close since June 2018, while the China Enterprises Index increased 1.60% at 12,228.63.
Data as of 17 February 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.
|.TRXFLDJPP||Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index||2:40am EST||171.65||-0.46||-0.27%|
|.TRXFLDHKP||Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index||4:41am EST||392.26||+4.78||+1.23%|
|.TRXFLDINP||Thomson Reuters Equity India Index||7:20am EST||1,763.09||-7.88||-0.44%|
|.N225||Nikkei Stock Average 225||1:15am EST||30,292.19||-175.56||-0.58%|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||3:08am EST||31,084.94||+338.28||+1.10%|
|.AORD||ASX All Ordinaries Index||12:58am EST||7,158.80||-30.50||-0.42%|
|.KS11||KOSPI Index||4:01am EST||3,133.73||-29.52||-0.93%|
|.SETI||SET Composite Index||4:51am EST||1,514.91||-8.20||-0.54%|
|.JKSE||Jakarta Composite||3:14am EST||6,227.73||-64.67||-1.03%|
|.PSI||PSE Composite Index||16 Feb 2021||6,966.43||-77.63||-1.10%|
|.SSEC||Shanghai Composite Index||10 Feb 2021||3,655.09||+51.60||+1.43%|
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||7:34am EST||51,703.83||-400.34||-0.77%|
|.FTFBMKLCI||FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI||16 Feb 2021||1,595.29||-10.85||-0.68%|
|.HNX30||HNX 30 Index||16 Feb 2021||350.72||+0.00||+0.00%|
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