Xinhua summary of Asia-Pacific stocks news at 1100 GMT, Sept. 13

Xinhua News Agency | Sep 13, 2019 at 11:13 AM

VIENTIANE -- The lao stock market closed on Friday with an increase of 2.56 percent compared to the previous trading day.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 17.97 points, reaching 719.94 points after closing.

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BANGKOK -- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index Friday moved up 1.28 points, or 0.08 percent to close at 1,661.96 points.

Some 20.92 billion shares worth 52.94 billion baht (about 1.75 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands.

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MUMBAI -- Indian markets closed higher Friday.

All sectoral indices ended in green barring pharma. Bank, auto and metal indices gained more than 1 percent each.

The benchmark S&P, BSE Sensex closed at 37,384.99, up 280.71 points, or 0.76 percent, compared to its previous close at 37,104.28.

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JAKARTA -- Indonesian shares closed lower by 7.33 points, or 0.12 percent, to a level of 6,334.84 on Friday.

Some 578,891 transactions were booked, involving 13.4 billion copies of shares with a value of 6.6 trillion rupiah (about 472.8 million U.S. dollars).

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian stock market ended higher here on Friday.

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,601.25 up 0.25 points or 0.02 percent, and the Emas was at 11,311.33 up 28.26 points or 0.25 percent.

There were 450 gainers,324 losers and 419 counters traded unchanged.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore stocks closed higher on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 0.52 percent, or 16.53 points, to close at 3,211.49.

A total of 939.16 million shares changed hands with a turnover of 938.46 million Singapore dollars (about 683.26 million U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered losers by 243 to 135.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's stocks finished higher on Friday, with the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) Index up 12.03 points, or 1.71 percent, to close at 714.48.

A total of 2,469 shares worth 20.9 million riels (5,093 U.S. dollars) were traded, the CSX said.

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HANOI -- Stock market index of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, HNX-Index, closed at 102.2 points on Friday, up 1.08 points or 1.07 percent from the previous trading session.

Prices of 76 stocks went up, 59 stocks dropped, while 232 stocks remained unchanged.

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HO CHI MINH CITY -- VN-Index, the stock market index of Ho Chi Minh City bourse in southern Vietnam, closed at 987.22 points on Friday, up 11.15 points, or 1.14 percent against the previous trading day.

On Friday, VN30-Index, the new benchmark index for the southern bourse, which tracks the 30 leading stocks by both market capitalization and liquidity, closed at 905.05 points, up 10.73 points or 1.20 percent.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed up 265.06 points, or 0.98 percent, to 27,352.69 points on Friday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 27,074.54 and 27,366.45. Turnover totaled 57.68 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 7.38 billion U.S. dollars).

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand stock market's indicator, the S&P/NZX 50 index, dropped by 0.38 percent to 10,863 on Friday.

The drop was led by Cavalier Corporation Limited, a New Zealand company specializing in manufacturing broadloom wool carpet. It went down by 7.41 percent to 0.25 NZ dollars (0.16 U.S. dollars), while New Talisman Gold Mines Limited jumped by 66.67 percent to 0.005 NZ dollars.

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MANILA -- Philippine shares closed 0.60 percent higher on Friday.

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index increased by 47.89 points to 7,992.32. The all-share index went up by 23.18 points, or 0.48 percent, to 4,822.97.

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TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index extending its winning streak to a ninth straight day, as investors welcomed the European Central Bank's (ECB) easing measures amid hopes for a further rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 228.68 points, or 1.05 percent, from Thursday to close the day at 21,988.29, marking its highest closing level since April 26.

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SYDNEY -- The Australian share market lifted for a third straight day on Friday, buoyed by the financials sector and industrial stocks.

At the close of trade, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was up 14.30 points or 0.21 percent at 6,669.20, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 11.40 points or 0.17 percent at 6,777.10.

More sources
  • Singapore stocks close 0.52 pct higher (Xinhua News Agency: Sep 13, 2019 at 9:46 AM)
  • Indian markets close higher (Xinhua News Agency: Sep 13, 2019 at 10:20 AM)