30 December 2011 – Stock market indices

Today is the last day of trading for 2011. So what were the stock indices like when compared to one year ago?

The table below shows the indices of BSE Sensex (India), Straits Times Index (Singapore), Hang Seng Index (HK), Shanghai Composite (China), Nikkei 225 (Japan) and ASX (Australia).

  31 Dec 2010 30 Dec 2011 Change %
BSE Sensex (Bombay) 20,509 15,454 -24.6
Shanghai Comp 2,808 2,199 -21.7
Hang Seng 23,035 18,434 -20.0
Nikkei 225 10,228 8,455 -17.3
STI 3,190 2,646 -17.0
ASX (Australia) 4,846 4,111 -15.1

India, China and Hong Kong were down 20 per cent and more since the start of the year. Sensex (Bombay) did the worst, down 24.6 per cent and Shanghai Composite was down 21.7 per cent.

Japan Nikkei index was down 17.3 per cent with the Straits Time Index following closely at a decline of 17.0 per cent. Even the Australian ASX All Ordinaries index lost 15.1 per cent.

All stock markets in this part of the world performed poorly compared to 2010. Stock investments in these markets would have lost money under this environment.

Copyright © 2011, limkimtong for Living Investment

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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