Mon, 18 Jan 2021

BEIJING -- Chinese stocks closed mixed on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.04 percent at 3,320.73 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.13 percent lower at 13,291.32 points.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh's DSE (Dhaka Stock Exchange) Broad Index closed Thursday at 4703.32 points, up 69.94 points from Wednesday's finish.

Among a total of 355 issues traded, 204 registered gains and 130 incurred losses while 21 remained unchanged.

Total turnover reached about 12.08 billion taka (about 138.61 million U.S. dollars) on Thursday.

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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 855.05 points on Thursday, up 8.13 points, or 0.96 percent against the previous trading day.

Some 256.2 million shares worth more than 4.4 trillion Vietnamese dong (193.4 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange. Specifically, foreign investors bought 17.3 million shares totaling 490 billion Vietnamese dong (21.3 million U.S. dollars), and sold 22.9 million shares totaling 619 billion Vietnamese dong (26.9 million U.S. dollars).

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BANGKOK -- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index Thursday moved up 9.85 points, or 0.74 percent to close at 1,346.69 points.

Some 24.24 billion shares worth 77.81 billion baht (about 2.52 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands.

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VIENTIANE -- The Lao stock market closed on Thursday with an increase of 0.30 percent compared to the previous trading day.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 1.72 points, reaching 579.29 points after closing.

A total of 57,100 shares worth about 216,704 Lao kip (nearly 23,858 U.S. dollars) changed hand at the stock market.

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MUMBAI -- Indian markets closed flat on a negative note on Thursday.

On the sectoral front, except bank and pharma other indices ended in the green, while BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1.6 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.

The benchmark S&P, BSE Sensex closed at 38,310.49, 59.14 points or 0.15 percent down compared to its previous close at 38,369.63.

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JAKARTA -- The IDX Composite, an index of all stocks listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta, closed at 5,239.25 points on Thursday, up by 5.80 points, or 0.11 percent against that of the previous trading day.

Approximately 11.51 billion shares worth more than 10.63 trillion Indonesian rupiahs (about 723.85 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 1.28 percent, or 32.77 points, to close at 2,595.97.

A total of 2.35 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.6 billion Singapore dollars (about 1.17 billion U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered losers by 295 to 173.

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HANOI -- Stock market index of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, HNX-Index, closed at 116.87 points on Thursday, up 0.76 points or 0.66 percent from the previous trading session.

Nearly 65.9 million shares worth over 989 billion Vietnamese dong (43 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Thursday. Specifically, foreign investors bought 877,455 shares valued at roughly 7.2 billion Vietnamese dong (312,100 U.S. dollars), and sold approximately 2.7 million shares valued at nearly 31.2 billion Vietnamese dong (1.4 million U.S. dollars).

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed down 13.35 points, or 0.05 percent, to 25,230.67 points on Thursday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 25,144.46 and 25,490.02. Turnover totaled 116.45 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 15.03 billion U.S. dollars).

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TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday following an upbeat lead from Wall Street overnight with a comparatively weak yen against the U.S. dollar propelling buying and sending exporters higher.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 405.65 points, or 1.78 percent, from Wednesday to close the day at 23,249.61, marking its highest closing level since Feb. 21.

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SEOUL -- South Korean shares ended higher on Thursday.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) added 5.18 points, or 0.21 percent, to settle at 2,437.53. Trading volume stood at 892.5 million shares worth 18 trillion won (15.2 billion U.S. dollars).

The local currency finished at 1,183.3 won versus the greenback, up 2.0 won from the previous close.

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