Asian stocks follow US lower on negative consumer sentiment

Asian stocks follow US lower on negative consumer sentiment

Asian stocks follow US lower on negative consumer sentiment
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  • Nasdaq Composite fell 3% and S&P 500 closed 2% lower.
  • Hong Kong-listed technology firms led the loss, with the Hang Seng Tech index falling up to 2.4%.
  • Japan’s Topix fell by 0.9%, South Korea’s Kospi plunged 1.9%.
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Asian stocks followed US equities lower on Wednesday after a disappointing US consumer sentiment survey eroded investor confidence.

The Nasdaq Composite fell 3% and the S&P 500 closed 2% lower following the release of the news. Even as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy to fight inflation, consumers expect prices to continue to climb, according to the research.

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Wednesday saw a continuation of the slide in Asian stocks, despite China’s late-session announcement that it will reduce inbound hotel quarantine requirements to seven days.

Hong Kong-listed technology firms led the loss, with the Hang Seng Tech index falling up to 2.4%. In early trading, Alibaba fell 3.2% and NetEase fell 3.6%.

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Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index dropped by as much as 1.4%, Japan’s Topix fell by 0.9%, and South Korea’s Kospi plunged by 1.9%.

The international benchmark for crude oil, Brent, declined by 0.6% to $117.30 per barrel on the price decline. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury note, which serves as a benchmark for global borrowing costs, fell 0.04 percentage points to 3.17 percent.

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