Indian Morning Report: Asian Markets Combined

DJIA          32529.63    332.04     1.03% 
Nasdaq        12162.59    130.17     1.08% 
S&P 500        4072.43     48.82     1.21% 
FTSE 100       7345.25     -2.98    -0.04% 
Nikkei Inventory  27938.65    123.17     0.44% 
Grasp Seng     20419.89   -202.79    -0.98% 
Kospi          2456.65     21.38     0.88% 
SGX Nifty*    17157.00    210.0      1.24% 
*Aug contract 
USD/JPY  134.37-38    +0.09% 
Vary    134.67   134.24 
EUR/USD  1.0193-96    -0.03% 
Vary    1.0206   1.0190 
CBOT Wheat Sept   $8.170 per bushel 
Spot Gold  $1,753.33/oz   -0.1% 
Nymex Crude (NY) $97.01     -$0.25 

Shares continued to rise, regardless of knowledge exhibiting the US economic system posting a second consecutive quarterly decline, a typical definition of a recession.

The S&P 500 added 1.2%, close to its highs for the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Common added 1%, whereas the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index gained 1.1%. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones had risen in 5 of the earlier seven periods.

The US economic system shrank at an annual charge of 0.9% final quarter, marking a second consecutive quarterly decline in gross home product, the Commerce Division mentioned.

Whereas the information confirmed the economic system in worse form than anticipated, traders are probably to not be too fast to position new bets on whether or not it would alter the Fed’s plan for rates of interest, mentioned Hani Redha, portfolio supervisor at Pine Bridge Investments.

“There can typically be this concept of ​​’dangerous information is sweet information,'” he mentioned. “However for the Fed, combating inflation stays the precedence.”


Japan’s Nikkei inventory common rose 0.5% to 27965.44, led by positive aspects in tech shares as considerations over increased borrowing prices eased considerably regardless of uncertainty over the financial outlook. . Monetary shares underperformed after sharp falls in US Treasury yields in a single day. Income are within the highlight. Daiichi Sankyo and Sony Group are scheduled to announce the outcomes later that day.

South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.8% to 2,455.38 in early buying and selling, led by positive aspects in electronics and web shares. The benchmark is ready to mark a second consecutive weekly advance. Investor confidence is supported by Wall Road’s rally in a single day, amid rising hopes that the Federal Reserve’s coverage tightening will not be as aggressive as anticipated after a second straight quarterly decline within the US gross home product

Hong Kong’s Grasp Seng Index fell 0.1% to 20596.28. Sentiment might stay weak as traders count on China’s financial progress outlook to stay gloomy within the second half, analysts at KGI Analysis mentioned in a word. Investor considerations probably worsened after the Chinese language authorities skipped any promise the nation would hit its 2022 progress goal throughout a high-level assembly on Thursday, KGI Analysis added.

Chinese language shares weakened in early buying and selling as losses from liquor makers and retailers offset positive aspects from renewables. China’s Politburo mentioned yesterday it could maintain the economic system working inside “an affordable vary”, whereas acknowledging the nation would fall in need of its annual progress goal this 12 months. The Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.1% at 3,280.24, the Shenzhen Composite Index was down 0.2% and the ChiNext Worth Index was down 0.5%.


Asian currencies have been combined towards the USD however might strengthen as risk-on sentiment fueled by in a single day positive aspects on Wall Road and this morning’s advance in US fairness futures. Buyers continued to chop aggressive bets on the Fed, whereas stronger-than-expected earnings reviews from some US tech giants boosted risk-off sentiment, Sophia Ng, a foreign money analyst at MUFG Financial institution, mentioned in a analysis report. Asia ex-Japan currencies might lengthen their positive aspects after most of them rose on Thursday, she mentioned. USD/KRW was up 0.2% at 1,298.45 whereas USD/SGD was little modified at 1.3793 and AUD/USD was up 0.1% at 0.6999.


Gold costs inched decrease after posting their greatest one-day share acquire since March in a single day. The dear metallic might face continued strain from rising bond yields because the US Fed maintains an aggressive stance, Fitch Options mentioned in a word. “Going ahead, we count on the energy of the US greenback and the restoration in bond yields to restrict gold costs. Nonetheless, costs won’t fall again to pre-COVID-19 ranges as gold will proceed to be supported by developments within the Russia-Ukraine warfare and rising world inflation, and the continued Covid-19 pandemic,” Fitch mentioned. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,753.33 an oz..


Oil costs rose in early Asian buying and selling after settling in a single day on a combined word. “It nonetheless seems that merchants want little justification to chop bullish bets towards a usually gloomy financial backdrop and the specter of a chronic financial slowdown,” SPI Asset Administration managing associate Stephen Innes mentioned in a remark. Fitch Rankings expects Brent crude to common $105/bbl this 12 months, though it notes “a substantial variety of dangers to the outlook, which is now tilted to the draw back.” Prior month WTI crude oil futures rose 1.3% to $97.66/bbl and Brent rose 0.9% to $108.11/bbl.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 28, 2022 23:17 ET (03:17 GMT)

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