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Overnight Markets: Wall Street extends rally on Apple deal
by Himanshu Singh on Dec 24, 2013 at 06:45
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 0.2% to 139 as of 1:39 p.m. in Tokyo. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 0.8%, while the Topix index advanced less than 0.1%, headed for its highest close since 22 May.
South Korea’s Kospi index advanced 0.4%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.7%, and New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index gained 1%. Singapore’s Straits Times Index rose 0.4%, and Taiwan’s Taiex Index added 0.1%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 1.1%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index added 0.7%.
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