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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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Asia-Pacific markets fall as investors seek clarification on China's Covid rule changes

Asia-Pacific markets fall 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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India could become third largest economy by 2030, overtaking Japan and Germany

India could become third largest economy by 2030, overtaking Japan and Germany

Beautiful and colorful aerial view of the Mumbai skyline during twilight as seen from Currey Road on February 16, 2022 in Mumbai, India. Pratik ChorgĂ© | Hindustan Times | Getty Images India is expected to overtake Japan and Germany to become the world’s third-largest economy, according to S&P Global and Morgan Stanley. The S&P forecast …

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Protests in China drag global stocks down as strategists see Covid disruption linger

Protests in China drag global stocks down as strategists see Covid disruption linger

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Global stocks fell on Monday after rare protests erupted across China over the weekend amid growing unrest over the country’s zero-Covid policy. An apparent easing earlier this month …

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Hong Kong stocks lead losses in Asia on unrest in China, oil at 2022 low

Hong Kong stocks lead losses in Asia on unrest in China, oil at 2022 low

Indian stocks hit all-time highs Indian stocks hit new highs in Monday’s session. The Nifty 50 Index, the flagship index of the National Stock Exchange of India, reached 18,611.05, surpassing the previous intraday high of 18,604.45 seen on October 19, 2021. The Sensex reached 62,690.39 during the morning session in India, also surpassing previous record …

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November jobs report and the Fed matter most to markets in the week ahead

November jobs report and the Fed matter most to markets in the week ahead

The November jobs report is the big event for markets in the coming week, and it could provide important information on the trajectory of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. Stocks were higher in the shortened holiday week, with the S&P 500 rising as Treasury yields slipped and the dollar weakened. The post-Thanksgiving week will be …

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New Zealand Achieves Biggest Rate Hike Ever;  Asia-Pacific stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes

New Zealand Achieves Biggest Rate Hike Ever; Asia-Pacific stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes

New Zealand dollar strengthens after biggest rate hike The New Zealand dollar strengthened to 0.6192 against the dollar after the central bank raised rates by 75 basis points, its biggest rise on record. The NZD last traded at 0.6170 against the dollar and the NZX 50 index in New Zealand fell 0.8%. The New Zealand …

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Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China's Covid cases surge;  Mixed Asian markets

Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China’s Covid cases surge; Mixed Asian markets

JD.com shares fall after company slashes top executive pay Hong Kong listed shares of JD.com traded down more than 5% in the afternoon after the company confirmed pay cuts for its management team. The Chinese e-commerce giant has confirmed that it will cut the cash salaries of its management team by up to 20%, starting …

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Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China's Covid cases surge;  Mixed Asian markets

Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China’s Covid cases surge; Mixed Asian markets

JD.com shares fall after company slashes top executive pay Hong Kong listed shares of JD.com traded down more than 5% in the afternoon after the company confirmed pay cuts for its management team. The Chinese e-commerce giant has confirmed that it will cut the cash salaries of its management team by up to 20%, starting …

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