Sat, 26 Sep 2020

BEIJING -- Chinese stocks closed higher Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.75 percent at 3,379.25 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.06 percent higher at 13,657.31 points.

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BANGKOK -- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index on Monday moved down 2.39 points, or 0.18 percent to close at 1,322.01 points.

Some 15.86 billion shares worth 37.42 billion baht (about 1.21 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands.

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MUMBAI -- Indian markets closed higher on Monday. All the sectoral indices ended in the green led by the pharma, bank, auto, FMCG and IT. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with over 1 percent gain.

The benchmark S&P, BSE Sensex closed at 38,182.08, 141.51 points or 0.37 percent up compared to its previous close at 38,040.57.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh's DSE (Dhaka Stock Exchange) Broad Index closed Monday at 4533.06 points, down 12.10 points from Sunday's finish.

Among a total of 354 issues traded, 111 registered gains and 217 incurred losses while 26 remained unchanged.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian stock market ended lower here on Monday.

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,571.66 down 6.48 points or 0.41 percent, and the Emas was at 11,284.56 down 81.81 points or 0.72 percent.

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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 843.2 points on Monday, up 1.74 points or 0.21 percent against the previous trading day.

Some 309.3 million shares worth nearly 4.9 trillion Vietnamese dong (211.7 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange. Specifically, foreign investors bought 19 million shares totaling 407 billion Vietnamese dong (17.7 million U.S. dollars), and sold nearly 23 million shares totaling 595 billion Vietnamese dong (25.9 million U.S. dollars).

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian stock market ended lower here on Monday.

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,571.66, down 6.48 points or 0.41 percent, and the Emas was at 11,284.56, down 81.81 points or 0.72 percent.

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JAKARTA -- The IDX Composite, an index of all stocks listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta, closed at 5,157.83 points on Monday, up by 13.94 points, or 0.27 percent against that of the previous trading day.

Approximately 9.37 billion shares worth more than 7.23 trillion Indonesian rupiahs (about 492.83 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.

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HANOI -- Stock market index of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, HNX-Index, closed at 113.64 points on Monday, up 0.87 points or 0.77 percent from the previous trading session.

Nearly 55.8 million shares worth approximately 595.2 billion Vietnamese dong (25.9 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Monday. Specifically, foreign investors bought 685,700 shares valued at roughly 8.6 billion Vietnamese dong (371,900 U.S. dollars), and sold nearly 1.5 million shares valued at roughly 10.9 billion Vietnamese dong (473,500 U.S. dollars).

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's stocks finished lower on Monday, with the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) Index down 1.53 points, or 0.23 percent, to close at 667.81.

A total of 26,584 shares worth 365.8 million riels (89,346 U.S. dollars) was traded, the CSX said, adding that 61 percent of the traded shares belonged to the ACLEDA Bank Plc (ABC).

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed down 154.19 points, or 0.63 percent, to 24,377.43 points on Monday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 24,272.67 and 24,536.01. Turnover totaled 135.28 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 17.46 billion U.S. dollars).

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand stock market's indicator, the S&P/NZX 50 index, jumped by 0.32 percent to 11,683 on Monday.

The jump was led by Just Life Group Limited, which went up by 14.94 percent to 0.5 NZ dollars (0.33 U.S. dollars), while New Talisman Gold Mines Limited dropped by 14.29 percent to 0.006 NZ dollars.

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SYDNEY -- The Australian share market closed near a three-week high on Monday following an encouraging decline in the U.S unemployment rate and an extension of key economic support measures by President Donald Trump.

At the market close the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was up 105.40 points or 1.76 percent at 6,110.20, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 102.20 points or 1.66 percent at 6,247.10.

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