The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
Asian shares rebound as trade tension relieves
On Tuesday, Asian stocks rebounded because reports that China and America are currently in talks to work out a mutually beneficial way to cut the trade deficit gap and also to dodge the $50 billion duties that spurred demand for risky assets.
American Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told that he’s assured that China and America would inevitably come to a compromise just to avoid duties on $50 billion of American exports. He added that both these countries have been in process of finding a mutually beneficial solution as for the trade deficit between them.
On Monday, it was reported that a to-do list was sent by White House to China. Additionally, the US government also requested a duty cut on imported vehicles and opened its financial service market to America.
Responding to this move Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told that the two countries need to maintain talks and also repeated promises to ease access for US businesses. Additionally, it was also unveiled that China requested America to offset for lost trade because of the metal duties, and the Asian country dismissed the American claims that they were imposed solely for national security purpose. Besides this, China argued they turned to be just must-have safeguard measures to protect domestic producers.
Overnight, the Dow tacked on 2.8%, the S&P 500 rallied 2.7%, while the Nasdaq ascended 3.3%.
In Japan, the Nikkei managed to surge 1.6%, with a weaker Japanese yen cited as a driver for the buying in shares.
China’s Shanghai Composite along with the country’s SZSE Component soared respectively 0.9% and 1.5%.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index headed north 0.9%. Developers managed to outperform due to the fact that Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd as well as China Vanke Co Ltd revenues appeared to be higher than anticipated.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
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