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Felicia Tan
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Finance
November 7 15:47

Asia stocks wrap

Shares in Asian countries were various on Thursday after several statements that a partial trade deal between the US and China could be postponed to December. Treasury bonds extended Wednesday's profit
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Japanese stocks rose, whereas Chinese and Hong Kong shares remained steady, whereas equities in South Korea fell. The S&P 500 on Wednesday remained virtually unchanged. The signing of a preliminary trade agreement won’t seemingly occur in November, as previously scheduled, since China and the US are having a dispute over a location.
Growing hopes for a trade between the US and China instilled confidence in markets in November, as main economic indexes show signs of stabilization. While recent evidence from Europe suggests that a reliable recovery cannot be at stake, relative improvement has diminished concerns that the world economy is hindering a recession.
Meanwhile, oil stabilized after recent recession as a result of a statement that the largest producers in OPEC+ did not insist on more reduction in oil supplies.
Some key movements in markets:
Shares
The Japanese Topix Index went up 0.2% by 10:30 am in Tokyo. The Shanghai Composite index remained unchanged. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index remained unchanged. The South Korean Kospi index fell 0.2%. The Australian S&P/ASX 200 Index went up 0.7%. S&P 500 remained stable. On Wednesday, the indicator climbed 0.1%.
Currencies
The yen remained virtually unchanged at 108.87 per dollar. China's yuan remained stable at 7.0118 per dollar. The euro bought $1,1067.
Bonds
The yield on 10-year Treasuries bonds dropped to 1.81%. Yields on Australia's 10-year bonds lowered to 1.22%.
Commodities
West Texas Intermediate oil remained unchanged at $56.34 per barrel. Gold has not fluctuated much - $ 1490.85 per ounce.