Mon, 10 Aug 2020

BEIJING -- Chinese stocks closed lower on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.95 percent at 3,383.32 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.61 percent lower at 13,671.24 points.

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BANGKOK -- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index moved down 15.31 points on Friday, or 1.12 percent to close at 1,350.50 points.

Some 16.29 billion shares worth 64.20 billion baht (about 2.06 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands.

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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 871.21 points on Friday, down 5.25 points, or 0.6 percent against the previous trading day.

On Friday, VN30-Index, a benchmark index for the southern bourse, which tracks the 30 leading stocks by both market capitalization and liquidity, closed at 809.02 points, down 8.06 points or 0.99 percent.

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MUMBAI -- Indian markets closed lower on Friday, dragged down primarily by financials and metals.

The benchmark S&P, BSE Sensex closed at 36,594.33, 143.36 points or 0.39 percent down compared to its previous close at 36,737.69.

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

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,591.84, up 8.59 points or 0.54 percent, and the Emas was at 11,206.81, up 45.85 points or 0.41 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 5,031.26 points on Friday, down by 21.54 points, or 0.43 percent against that on the previous trading day.

Approximately 8.97 billion shares worth more than 6.65 trillion Indonesian rupiahs (about 461 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed down 482.75 points, or 1.84 percent, to 25,727.41 points on Friday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 25,570.36 and 26,137.91. Turnover totaled 194.57 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 25.11 billion U.S. dollars).

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's stocks finished higher on Friday, with the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) Index up 0.34 point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 686.88 points.

Among the six trading stocks, the price of garment manufacturer Grand Twins International and Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority rose by 2.5 percent and 0.36 percent, respectively to 3,280 riels (0.8 dollar) and 5,620 riels (1.37 dollars).

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TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed lower Friday as investor sentiment was dented as daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo increased to a new record high for the second straight day.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 238.48 points, or 1.06 percent, from Thursday to close the day at 22,290.81.

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SEOUL -- South Korean shares ended lower Friday.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) dipped 17.65 points, or 0.81 percent, to settle at 2,150.25. Trading volume stood at 876.2 million shares worth 11.9 trillion won (9.9 billion U.S. dollars).

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand stock market's indicator, the S&P/NZX 50 index, dropped by 0.43 percent to 11,392 on Friday.

The drop was led by Me Today Limited, which went down by 18.6 percent to 0.105 NZ dollars (0.069 U.S. dollars), while New Talisman Gold Mines Limited jumped by 16.67 percent to 0.007 NZ dollars.

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MANILA -- Philippine shares closed 0.08 percent higher on Friday.

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index increased by 4.80 points to 6,197.38. The all-share index went up by 7.08 points, or 0.19 percent, to 3,652.60.

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