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 stocks reach 2007 maximum
On Thursday, in Asia bonds, equities and commodities were all on a roll because bulls saw a sort of softening in the US major bank’s confidence on inflation, which pledged to keep American interest rates low for longer, which some had expected.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific equities outside Japan soared 0.9% to maximums not observed since December 2007. This month the benchmark has acquired more than 5%.
South Korea along with Japan's Nikkei both gained 0.2%, while Australia earned 0.3%. Equities in the Philippines reached a one-year maximum and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index leapt 0.3% climbing above 27,000.
However, worries as for tighter regulations pushed China's blue-chip CSI300 index down 0.7%, although data demonstrated a pick-up in revenue surge for industrial companies.
The fresh rush for risk arose after the key US bank left American rates intact just as expected on Thursday, and also tweaked its statement on inflation.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
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