Asian stocks, US futures rose inches as market sentiment was helped by China; Hang Sang

Stocks and US equity futures pushed higher on Friday as sentiment was boosted by a move by Chinese banks to lower a key interest rate record amount for long-term lending.

Share prices rose in Japan, Hong Kong and China, slightly reducing losses on Wall Street on Thursday. The European agreement gained about 1%.

Chinese banks have lowered their five-year lending prime rates, which will help reduce mortgage costs and increase lending demand amid a property recession and a collapse.

The move reflects less positive developments in Shanghai, where three cowardly cases have been found outside quarantine, raising questions about whether plans to ease barriers there will be affected.

Sovereign bonds have declined, with US 10-year Treasury yields rising to about 2.86%. A dollar gauge cut its biggest one-day fall since 2020 Oil was close to $ 112 per barrel, leading to weekly gains on optimism about demand.

The rebound has slowed this year due to a sense of risk. Investors continue to struggle with concerns about the economic downturn, as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to ease price pressures. The stock is on course for a historic seventh week of global share fall.

Esther George, president of the Kansas City Fed, acknowledged that there was a “rough” patch of equities but did nothing to soften the US Federal Reserve’s hawkish tone.

BNY Mellon, senior market strategist at Investment Management, told Bloomberg Television: “The biggest risk right now is that the developed-market central banks could start a recession. We increasingly suspect that they have made a policy mistake. “

U.S. data includes weaker-than-expected U.S. unemployment claims and a downturn in the Philadelphia Fed’s Business Outlook survey.

In the latest episode of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the Senate passed a more than 40 40 billion Ukraine aid package, sending the bill to President Joe Biden for his signature.

U.S. traders will be prepared for further volatility after Friday, as the monthly expiration of options associated with equities and exchange-traded funds. The process is notorious for stirring up market swings.

Some of the major rice in the market:


  • The S&P 500 futures rose 0.7% in Tokyo by 10:49 a.m. The S&P 500 is down 0.6%
  • Nasdaq 100 futures rose 1%. The Nasdaq 100 is down 0.4%
  • Japan’s Topix index added 0.6%
  • Australia’s S&P ASX / 200 index rose 1.1%
  • South Korea’s Kospi index rose 1.5%
  • China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1%
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 2.2%


  • The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.2%
  • The euro was $ 1.0574, down 0.1%
  • The Japanese yen was down 128.07, 0.2% against the dollar
  • Offshore yuan was 6.7375 per dollar, down 0.1%


  • Yields on the 10-year Treasury rose three basis points to 2.86%
  • Australian 10-year bond yields fell seven basis points to 3.13%


  • West Texas Intermediate crude was down 0.2% at 2 112 a barrel
  • Gold was at 8 1,838 an ounce, down 0.2%

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