The Dow and the S&P 500 ended higher, soaring to all-time highs on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off unrest in the Capitol and piled into financial and industrial stocks on bets a Democratic sweep in Georgia would lead to more fiscal stimulus and infrastructure spending.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.46%. Australian stocks rose 0.55%. Japan's Nikkei leaped 1.63% to its highest since August 1990, while shares in China rose 0.1%.
December 29, 2020
Tokyo and Wellington rose more than one percent, Seoul added two percent, and Hong Kong put on 0.8 percent, while Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore, Taipei, and Bangkok were also higher.
December 9, 2020