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Diverse Trends Amidst China’s Rate Adjustments

Let’s take a look at the Global Market Update, which includes Asian Stock Markets and China’s Rate Adjustments.

China’s Rate Adjustments- Asian Stock Markets

Nikkei: +0.29%

Shanghai Composite: -1.24%

Hang Seng: -1.42%

ASX: -0.46%

Commodities

Gold: $1917.50 (+0.04%)

Silver: $22.85 (+0.51%)

Brent Oil: $85.58 (+0.97%)

WTI Oil: $81.42 (+0.94%)

Rates

US 10-year yield: 4.285%

UK 10-year yield: 4.727%

Germany 10-year yield: 2.625%

News & Data

(EUR) Final Core CPI y/y: 5.5% (vs. 5.5% expected)

(EUR) Final CPI y/y: 5.3% (vs. 5.3% expected)

Asia-Pacific Markets Update

Amid China’s recent decision to lower the one-year loan prime rate (LPR) while maintaining stability in the five-year rate, Asian markets showcased a variety of outcomes. Ten basis points lowered the one-year LPR to 3.45%, while the five-year LPR remained steady at 4.2%, impacting mortgage rates.

Anticipating rate cuts in both categories, market analysts surveyed by Reuters were surprised by China’s unexpected reduction in the medium-term lending facility rate the previous week. Consequently, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index experienced a decline of 1.42%, mirrored by mainland China’s CSI 300, which saw a 0.68% drop.

However, some markets fared well in the midst of these changes. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 declined by 0.46%, reaching its lowest point since July 11 at 7,115.5. In contrast, Japan’s Nikkei 225 rebounded, closing with a 0.29% gain at 31,565.64, complemented by a 0.24% rise in the Topix index, which ended at 2,241.49. South Korea’s Kospi snapped a six-day losing streak with a 0.17% increase to reach 2,508.8, while the Kosdaq surged by 1.3%, closing at 888.71.

US Markets Recap

The major indices in the United States displayed mixed results on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up by 0.07%, while the S&P 500 experienced a marginal decline of 0.01%, and the Nasdaq Composite slipped by 0.2%. This marked the third consecutive week of losses for the S&P and Nasdaq, a trend not observed since February and December.

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