Major stock market indices worldwide

The following are the indices of major stock markets worldwide on Friday.

IN THE UNITED STATES

The S&P 500 Index opened at 4,589.49 points, up 12.39 points, or 0.27 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened at 34,692.78 points, up 52.99 points, or 0.15 percent.

The Nasdaq Composite Index opened at 15,428.71 points, up 47.39 points, or 0.31 percent.

IN EUROPE

The DAX Index opened at 15,417.64 points, up 154.53 points, or 1.01 percent.

The FTSE 100 Index opened at 7,129.21 points, up 0.00 points, or 0.00 percent.

The Paris CAC 40 opened at 6,798.40 points, up 2.65 points, or 0.04 percent.

IN ASIA

The Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,607.43 points, up 33.59 points, or 0.94 percent.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed at 14,892.05 points, up 126.49 points, or 0.86 percent.

The Hang Seng Index closed at 23,766.69 points, down 22.24 points, or 0.09 percent.

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed at 7,241.20 points, up 16.00 points, or 0.22 percent.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed at 28,029.57 points, up 276.20 points, or 1.00 percent.

The Straits Times Index closed at 3,101.93 points, up 9.82 points, or 0.32 percent.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index closed at 2,968.33 points, up 23.06 points, or 0.78 percent.