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A Flatish days trading in the USA will see regional markets come under some pressure in todays session with Thailand facing the a difficult day.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) composite index moved up 3.33 points, or 0.44 percent, to close at 761.18 points on Thursday. Some 2.28 billion shares worth 22.57 billion baht (about 705 million U.S. dollars) changed hands.
The shares prices in Singapore rose 13.04 points or 0.44 percent on Thursday with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) closing at 2,980.69 points. The overall volume stood at 1.72 billion shares worth 1.61 billion Singapore dollars (about 1.18 billion U.S. dollars).
Indonesian shares were closed higher on Thursday, supported by big gain reached by several big capitalized shares. The market index was closed 13.706 points (0.47 percent) higher to 2,926.532 with transaction volume of 6.213 billion shares worth 4.341 trillion rupiah (about 481.8 million U.S. dollars).
The Malaysia stock market ended higher here on Thursday. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,337.01 up 3.37 points or 0.25 percent, and the Emas was at 9,080.25 up 21.94 points or 0.24 percent.
Turnover decreased to 833.85 million shares valued at 1.19 billion ringgit Malaysia (371.88 million U.S. dollars).
Philippine stocks closed 1.03 percent higher on Thursday.The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index increased by 33. 10 points to 3,237.57. The all-share index went up by 15.46 points, or 0.77 percent, to 2,010.86. The trade volume reached 1.28 billion shares worth 3.13 billion pesos (70.50 million U.S. dollars).
Vietnam’s stock market index, VN-Index, closed at 529. 31 points on Thursday, up 9.61 points, or 1.85 percent, against the previous trading day. A total of 79.84 million shares worth 3.2 trillion Vietnamese dong (VND) (168.71 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange.
Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday with the key Nikkei index down 1.27 percent.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 Average dropped 140.96 points to 10, 949.09. The broader Topix index was down 8.90 points, or 0.90 percent, to 978.17.
Trading volume on the main section contracted to 2,177.48 million shares from 2,243.32 million Wednesday.
China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index on the Shanghai Stock Exchange closed at 2,999.48 points Thursday, down 1. 11 percent, or 33.8 points, from the previous close.
Turnover was 153.34 billion yuan (22.45 billion U.S. dollars).
The Shenzhen Component Index on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange closed at 11,703.96 points Thursday, down 62.86 points, or 0.53 percent, from the previous close.
Turnover was 126.49 billion yuan (18.52 billion U.S. dollars).
Hong Kong stocks closed down 55.99 points, or 0.26 percent, at 21,454.94 on Thursday. Turnover totaled 66.72 billion HK dollars compared with Wednesday’s 68.66 billion HK dollars (1 U.S. dollar equals to 7. 754 HK dollar).
Share prices on the Colombo Stock Exchange closed higher on Thursday with the key Colombo All Share Price Index increasing by 38.66 points or 0.96 percent to close at 4,077.55 points.
A total turnover of 2.31 billion rupees (about 20.30 million U. S. dollars) was recorded during the day with a volume of 62.20 million shares being traded.
Share prices on the Taiwan stock market closed lower on Thursday, with the weighted index moving down 11.84 points, or 0.14 percent, to close at 7,978.69, according to news reaching here from Taipei.
Turnover totaled 113.47 billion new Taiwan dollars (about 3.61 billion U.S. dollars).
The Indian stock benchmark Sensex ended higher Thursday at 17,573.99 points, up 101.43 points or 0.58 percent from the previous closing Wednesday.
The index touches daily high of 17,778.34 points in the second half of the trading session.
The total turnover with Sensex near doubled usual numbers and totaled 316.2 million U.S. dollars on Thursday.
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