Jan 3 (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific shares, led by those Vietnam, South Korea and India, registered their highest gains in eight years in 2017, driven by a pick-up in global demand that boosted the region’s corporate profits.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares surged 28.71 percent, the biggest gain since 2009, to finish the year at a record 173.81 points.
Vietnam, South Korea and Indian shares last year gained more than 30 percent each, in dollar terms, while those listed in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and China were the weakest performers.
Asia-Pacific markets performance 2017: tmsnrt.rs/2CchCkb
Asia-Pacific markets performance Dec 2017: tmsnrt.rs/2CFWjIL
Asia-Pacific equities valuations: tmsnrt.rs/2Cakm1B
Asia-Pacific equities analyst revisions score: tmsnrt.rs/2CEgqqW
Reporting by Gaurav Dogra and Patturaja Murugaboopathy; Editing by Richard Borsuk