Australian shares gained on Wednesday as miners rallied for a third straight session and tech stocks tracked their Wall Street peers higher.
The major Asia-Pacific stock indexes are trading higher on Monday, boosted by hopes of a coronavirus vaccine, acquisition news and politics. In the cash market on Monday, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index is trading 23542.51, up 136.02 or +0.58%. In China, the Shanghai Index is trading 3267.13, up 6.78 or +0.21% and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index is at 5879.30, up 19.90 or +0.34%.
Chinese shares recovered lost ground to end higher on Friday, though the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index posted its biggest weekly drop in eight.