Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended the week on a mostly higher note. Shanghai’s vice mayor reportedly said that his city aims to have no community spread of the coronavirus by the middle of this month. Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda said that continued easing is needed to sustainably reach the 2.0% inflation target.
Japan’s Nikkei: +2.6% (-2.1% for the week)
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng: +2.7% (-0.5% for the week)
China’s Shanghai Composite: +1.0% (+2.8% for the week)
India’s Sensex: -0.3% (-3.7% for the week)
South Korea’s Kospi: +2.1% (-1.5% for the week)
Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries: +2.0% (-2.1% for the week)