Asian Markets -- Shares End Broadly Higher -- Oct. 22.SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A round-up of Asian stock markets prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com/), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities.
Asian share markets closed broadly higher Friday with investor sentiment lifted by China's strong third-quarter economic growth figures and gains on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
In Japan, share prices finished 0.63% stronger, pushed up by China's better than expected economic data and after overnight gains in US tech stocks, dealers said.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange's benchmark Nikei-225 index added 67.90 points to 10,857.13.
In South Korea, following two consecutive days of losses the market rebounded to end 0.9% higher on a technical rebound led by selected bluechips, including Samsung Electronics, after overnight gains on the NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on , dealers said.
The KOSPI index climbed 7.54 points at 828.17.
In Taiwan, share prices ended 0.39% weaker after late profit-taking wiped off early Wall Street-inspired gains, dealers said.
The weighted index fell 22.57 points to 5,774.67.
Australian share prices finished 0.11% stronger, lifted by gains in the mining sector, dealers said.
The benchmark SP/ASX 200 index rose 4.0 points at 3,709.9, while the broader All Ordinaries index moved up 5.0 points at 3,720.7.
In Malaysia, share prices finished 0.55% stronger in slow trade, pushed along by late buying in select bluechips, dealers said.
The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index This article's grammar usage needs improvement. Please edit this article in accordance with Wikipedia's . jumped 4.67 points to 853.88.
Singapore's share market ended 0.11% weaker with heavy losses in late trade after investors showed selective support for major bluechip stocks, dealers said.
The Straits Times Index The Straits Times Index (STI) is a market value-weighted stock market index based on the stocks of 50 representative companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.
Launched in the wake of a major sectoral re-classification of listed companies by the Singapore Exchange, which fell 2.11 points to 1,967.07.
In Indonesia, a technical rebound lifted share prices 1.99 per cent by the close, with foreign investors showing particular interest in telecom, banking and mining stocks, dealers said.
The Jakarta Stock Exchange Jakarta Stock Exchange
Established in 1977, the largest securities exchange in Indonesia. composite index climbed 16.605 points at 850.774.
Thai share prices were 1.51% higher at the end of trade, pushed up by bargain hunting in selected bluechips following China's strong third-quarter economic growth figures, dealers said.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Stock Exchange of Thailand
The major securities market of Thailand. (SET) composite index rose 9.78 points to 659.05 and the blue-chip SET 50 index added 0.77 points at 46.25.
In the Philippines, concern about high oil prices and economic growth kept share prices down at the close, falling 0.25%, dealers said.
The Philippine Stock Exchange Philippine Stock Exchange
Established in 1992 through the merger of the Manila Stock Exchange and the Makati Stock Exchange, the Philippines'only securities market. composite index dropped 4.46 points to 1,762.14
FRIDAY'S INDICES: * TOKYO - Nikkei 10,857.13 (up 67.90 points) * HONG KONG - MARKET CLOSED * SEOUL - Composite 828.17 (up 7.54 points) * TAIPEI - Weighted 5,774.67 (down 22.57 points) * SYDNEY - All Ordinaries 3,720.7 (up 5.0 points) * KUALA LUMPUR - KLSE index 853.88 (up 4.67 points) * SINGAPORE - STI index 1,967.07 (down 2.11 points) * JAKARTA - Composite 850.774 (up 16.605 points) * BANGKOK - SET Index 659.05 (up 9.78 points) * MANILA - Composite 1,762.14 (down 4.46 points)
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