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Asian markets trade mixed amid recession fears;  China to release trade data

Asian markets trade mixed amid recession fears; China to release trade data

China expects further drop in exports and imports China’s trade data for November is expected to show a further decline in both exports and imports, according to a Reuters poll of economists. Exports are expected to fall 3.5% in November on an annualized basis after falling 0.3% in October, and imports are expected to fall …

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Hong Kong shares jump 3% as China relaxes some virus rules

Hong Kong shares jump 3% as China relaxes some virus rules

Morgan Stanley overweight Chinese stocks Morgan Stanley strategists raised its recommendation for Chinese stocks to overweight, according to a Sunday note. The upgrade marks the end of the company’s equal weight position in Chinese stocks that it has held for nearly two years, strategists led by Laura Wang said. Morgan Stanley noted that several factors …

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Hong Kong's Hang Seng had its best month since 1998, but remains in bearish territory

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng had its best month since 1998, but remains in bearish territory

Red lanterns hang on the street in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. (Photo by Zhang Wei/China News Service via Getty Images) China News Service | China News Service | Getty Images Hong Kong’s benchmark index climbed 26.6% in November – the Hang Seng Index the highest monthly gain since October 1998, near the end of the …

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Japanese stocks drag losses in Asia as investors seek clarification on China's Covid rule changes

Japanese stocks drag losses in Asia as investors seek clarification on China’s Covid rule changes

Singapore and New York are ranked among the most expensive cities to live: EIU Singapore and New York have been ranked as the most expensive cities to live in this year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). EIU’s survey showed that the average price of goods in 172 major cities around the world rose …

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Asia-Pacific Markets Rise, Japanese Yen Strengthens as Fed Signals Lower Rises

Asia-Pacific Markets Rise, Japanese Yen Strengthens as Fed Signals Lower Rises

Japanese yen strengthens after Powell’s comment on small bulls Temasek’s $245m FTX loss ‘damaged reputation’ of Singapore, Deputy PM says Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong says the state’s sovereign wealth fund’s loss of $275 million investment in collapsed crypto exchange FTX is “disappointing and has caused reputational damage” of the city-state. But the loss …

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Stocks rally on hopes of relief from China's COVID policy.  Here's why economists think investors are too optimistic.

Stocks rally on hopes of relief from China’s COVID policy. Here’s why economists think investors are too optimistic.

Investors rejoiced over China’s latest COVID policy this week after massive lockdown protests erupted across the country, rocking global financial markets, but economists believe markets have placed “too much great likelihood” that the restrictions will soon be eased. China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday it would step up COVID vaccinations for the elderly and …

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Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations;  Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations; Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for November came in at 48, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential and …

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European Markets Stall as China Covid Policy Takes Center Stage;  HSBC up 5% on RBC deal

European Markets Stall as China Covid Policy Takes Center Stage; HSBC up 5% on RBC deal

UK gilt market ‘not back to normal’, says BOE governor Britain’s gilt market is “not back to normal” after the Bank of England intervened on Sept. 28, according to Governor Andrew Bailey, who spoke to a committee of lawmakers on Tuesday. The governor said the bank did not want to buy pegged gilts, but “needed …

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Hong Kong shares rise nearly 4% in Asia session;  The Covid situation in China remains at the center of concerns

Hong Kong shares jump 4% ahead of Chinese Covid briefing

China unlikely to make sudden changes to its Covid policy: National University of Singapore The Chinese government is unlikely to make any sudden changes to its zero Covid policy as it will lead to chaos, Professor Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.” “If you change the policy …

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Hong Kong shares rise nearly 4% in Asia session;  The Covid situation in China remains at the center of concerns

Hong Kong shares rise nearly 4% in Asia session; The Covid situation in China remains at the center of concerns

Hong Kong-listed property stocks rise after China changes fundraising rule Shares linked to Hong Kong-listed property developers surged after the Chinese regulator announced it would lift a ban on raising equity funds for the sector. The China Securities Regulatory Commission announced five measures to support the real estate market, including removing a multi-year restriction on …

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