- Title: Asian stocks post biggest daily gain in two weeks
- Date: 6th December 2016
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (DECEMBER 6, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE (TSE) BUILDING SIGN READING (English): "JPX TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE" ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD SHOWING NIKKEI AVERAGE AT 18360.54 UP 85.55 POINTS TSE STAFF WORKING TSE MARKET CENTER AND REVOLVING STOCK PRICE TICKER REVOLVING STOCK PRICE TICKER TSE MARKET CENTER ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD JPX GRAPHIC HONG KONG, CHINA (DECEMBER 6, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF HONG KONG EXCHANGE SQUARE/ FLAGS AND PEOPLE VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE MARKET TRADING FLOOR/ MARKET CLOSING BELL ELECTRONIC SCREEN SHOWING HANG SENG INDEX AT 22,680.37 (+174.82, 0.77%) VARIOUS OF ELECTRONIC SCREEN SHOWING STOCK CODES AND NAMES TRADERS PRINTERS PRINTING BILLS MARKET TRADING FLOOR
- Embargoed: 21st December 2016 08:57
- Keywords: Japan Hong Kong markets stocks gain biggest TOPIX NIKKEI Hang Seng
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN /HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN /HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Various
- Reuters ID: LVA0015BQW8EL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Asian stocks posted their biggest rise in two weeks on Tuesday (December 6) and the euro steadied as investors judged the selloff after Italy's referendum to be overdone, with robust U.S. economic data also helping sentiment.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock average closed at 18360.54 on Tuesday down 96.66 points.
Hong Kong stocks joined many other markets in rising on Tuesday, more than erasing losses incurred the previous day after Italians rejected a referendum on reforms.
But Tuesday's gains were limited as investors poured less-than-expected amounts into the Hong Kong bourse on the second day of operation for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
Net inflows into Hong Kong stock market through connect were 520 million yuan ($75.64 million) at the close, only 5 percent of the daily quota, data on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange website showed.
The benchmark Hang Seng index advanced 0.8 percent, to 22,675.15 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 0.6 percent, to 9,768.85 points.
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