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30-Nov-2020   15:52 Hrs IST Asian markets end lower on Monday <p align="justify">Asian markets ended lower on Monday due to growing worries over spiking corona virus infections in the US and other parts of the world. Japanese shares declined despite data showing factory output jumped 3.8% in October from the previous month. While, Retail sales jumped 6.4% year-on-year in October to rise for the first time in eight months, matching a median market forecast and turning around from an 8.7% drop in the previous month. But, the Tokyo's key Nikkei average index gained as much as 15 percent for the month, marking its biggest monthly gain since January 1994 on optimism about progress in corona virus vaccine development and Joe Biden's US presidential win. Hong Kong shares ended down after authorities' warning that Hong Kong's fourth corona virus wave 'will be more severe' than the last. Further, Chinese shares closed down after reports emerged that the Trump administration is considering blacklisting China's top chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) as well as oil and gas producer China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC).<p align="justify"><table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tbody><tr><td><p align="justify"><strong>Asian</strong> <strong>Indices</strong></p></td><td><p align="justify"><strong>Last Trade&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p></td><td><p align="justify"><strong>Change in Points</strong></p></td><td><p align="justify"><strong>Change in %</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Shanghai Composite</p></td><td><div>3,391.76</div></td><td><div>-16.55</div></td><td><div>-0.49</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Hang Seng</p></td><td><div>26,341.49</div></td><td><div>-553.19</div></td><td><div>-2.06</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Jakarta Composite</p></td><td><div>5,612.42</div></td><td><div>-170.92</div></td><td><div>-2.96</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">KLSE Composite</p></td><td><p align="justify">1,562.71</p></td><td><p align="justify">-44.88</p></td><td><p align="justify">-2.79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Nikkei 225</p></td><td><div>26,433.62</div></td><td><div>-211.09</div></td><td><div>-0.79</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Straits Times</p></td><td><div>2,805.95</div></td><td><div>-49.87</div></td><td><div>-1.75</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">KOSPI&nbsp;Composite</p></td><td><div>2,591.34</div></td><td><div>-42.11</div></td><td><div>-1.60</div></td></tr><tr><td><p align="justify">Taiwan Weighted</p></td><td><div>13,722.89</div></td><td><div>-144.20</div></td><td><div>-1.04</div></td></tr></tbody></table></p>
30-Nov-2020   11:11 Hrs IST Asian markets trade mostly lower in early deals on Monday <p align="justify">Most of the Asian equity benchmarks are trading lower on Monday, as the market sentiments dulled with the worries about an escalation in US-China disputes after report that the Trump administration is considering blacklisting Chinese chipmaker SMIC as well as oil and gas producer CNOOC. However, optimism on coronavirus vaccine-led economic rebound limited the losses. Shanghai stocks are advancing as the Monday's data release represented the ninth straight month of expansion for Chinese manufacturing recovery and reinforced that the country continues to see a strong bounce from the coronavirus pandemic. Among the Asian markets, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia are in negative side. However, China, and Malaysia are trading higher.</p><p align="justify">Nikkei 225 down by 235.85 points or .89% to 26,408.86, Hang Seng dipped by 321.59 points or 1.20% to 26,573.09, Straits Times diminished by 17.17 points or 0.60% to 2,838.65, KOSPI Index lower 22.97 points 0.87% to 2,610.48, Taiwan Weighted decreased 19.60 points or 0.14% to 13,847.49 and Jakarta Composite curtailed by 34.91 points or 1% to 5,748.43.</p><p align="justify">On the flip side, Shanghai Composite up by 23.35 points or 0.69% to 3,431.66 and FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI rose by 0.48 points or 0.03% to 1,608.07.<br></p>
28-Nov-2020   08:13 Hrs IST US markets end higher during abbreviated session
27-Nov-2020   16:00 Hrs IST Asian markets end mostly higher on Friday
27-Nov-2020   10:36 Hrs IST Asian markets trade mixed in early deals on Friday
27-Nov-2020   07:43 Hrs IST US markets remain closed on Thursday
26-Nov-2020   15:28 Hrs IST Asian markets end mostly higher on Thursday
26-Nov-2020   11:00 Hrs IST Asian markets trade mostly higher in early deals on Wednesday
26-Nov-2020   08:21 Hrs IST US markets end mostly lower on Wednesday
25-Nov-2020   15:48 Hrs IST Asian markets end mostly lower on Wednesday