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Asia-Pacific Markets Face Declines Amid U.S. Economic Speculation and International Index Slides
In the wake of a slip in Wall Street and anticipation of forthcoming U.S. economic data on GDP and inflation, the Asia-Pacific markets witnessed widespread declines. China’s CSI 300 buckled the trend with a 0.73% climb. Economists project a 5.2% year-on-year growth for the U.S. economy in Q3, with a modest 2.3% increase expected in the Personal Consumption Expenditures price index – marking the slowest growth since late 2020.
U.S. Data in Focus as Asia Market Sees Declines
Across the region, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 experienced a 0.45% dip, Japan’s Nikkei 225 plunged by 1.62%, and the Topix fell by 0.9%, influenced by safety concerns at Toyota. South Korea’s Kospi and the Kosdaq also suffered drops of 0.77% and 0.34%, respectively, ending their recent winning streak.
In the U.S., all major indexes faced losses as investors locked in profits following nine consecutive days of gains for the Dow Jones and Nasdaq. The Dow slipped by 1.27%, the Nasdaq by 1.5%, and the broader S&P 500 declined by 1.47%. Notably, before this downturn, the S&P 500 had approached its all-time high of 4,796 in January 2022.
The overall market sentiment in the Asia-Pacific region mirrored Wall Street’s retreat, with attention focused on the imminent U.S. economic indicators. Concerns over economic growth and inflation dynamics prompted cautious trading across various markets, counteracting the positive streaks observed in some indices.
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