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Hong Kong stocks briefly climb 2%;  China releases inflation data in line with expectations

Hong Kong stocks briefly climb 2%; China releases inflation data in line with expectations

Hong Kong movers: Real estate and tech stocks rise as optimism reopens CNBC Pro: Wall Street says a recession is coming. An investment pro names her favorite stocks to resist Wall Street pros are increasingly sounding the alarm about an impending recession. As economic growth slows and inflation stays high for longer, how should investors …

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Hong Kong shares rise nearly 3% after reports say city plans to ease Covid rule

Hong Kong shares rise nearly 3% after reports say city plans to ease Covid rule

Hong Kong plans to scrap outdoor mask rules: report Fitch expects house prices in Australia and China to fall in 2023 Fitch Ratings expects house prices in Australia to fall significantly by 7% to 10% next year, it said in its latest outlook report. The agency also predicts that house prices in China will fall …

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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

TSMC shares rise after Apple says it will use US-made chips from the Taiwanese company 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 …

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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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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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Chinese factory activity fell the most since April;  Asia-Pacific markets are predominantly high

Chinese factory activity fell the most since April; Asia-Pacific markets are predominantly high

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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New Zealand Achieves Biggest Rate Hike Ever;  Inflation in Singapore fell in October

New Zealand Achieves Biggest Rate Hike Ever; Inflation in Singapore fell in October

UBS expects full reopening of China by Q3 2023 UBS Wealth Management expects a full reopening for China by the third quarter of next year due to a number of factors. “We think it takes time for the government to want to review public messaging because [some] the concerns of the Chinese public are very …

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Hong Kong shares fall 2% on Covid fears;  China keeps interest rates unchanged

Hong Kong shares fall 2% on Covid fears; China keeps interest rates unchanged

Hong Kong movers: Reopening and tech stocks fall as China reports Covid-related deaths Japanese trading houses rise as Berkshire Hathaway reportedly increases stake Shares of some Japanese trading houses rose at the start of the Asian session, despite declines in markets in the region, after billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in the …

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