ILUSTRASI. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask is seen inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange building, as the country is hit by a new coronavirus outbreak, at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai, China February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
Reporter: Yudho Winarto | Editor: Yudho Winarto
KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Asian stock markets traded higher on Monday (7/13) morning. Investors ignored concerns about the increasing number of corona virus cases in the United States (US).
Launch CNBC, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 1.34% in early trading as Softbank Group shares and robot maker Fanuc each surged more than 2%. The Topix index also rose 1.44%. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.6%.
Meanwhile, Australia’s S & P / ASX 200 rose 1.44% as shares of major banks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac each rose more than 2%.
Overall, the MSCI Asia index outside Japan traded up 0.24%.
Just so you know, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday reported a daily increase in corona cases globally, according to Reuters.
The state of Florida on Sunday reported more than 15,000 new corona infections – the highest total one day to date for US states since the pandemic began in the country.
“News of the continued gloomy US Covid-19 infection continues to be ignored,” Ray Attrill, head of foreign exchange strategy at National Australia Bank, said in a note.
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