Asian markets plummeted after a hard day on Wall Street

Hong Kong’s Hong Cheng fell 2.8%, leading to losses in the region. Japan’s Nikkei also fell more than 2%. Korea’s Gosby fell 1.6%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 1%.

The U.S. stock market had a steep sell-off on Wednesday, with investors increasingly worried about rising inflation and a possible recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3.6% on its worst trading day From June 2020. The S&P 500 fell 4%, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 4.7%.

Thursday morning stock futures in Asia continued their downward trend. Dow futures are down 0.4%. The S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures are down 0.5% and 0.8%, respectively.

Rising inflation rates from the UK and Canada “remind markets that the fight against inflation between central banks worldwide will be a challenging process,” said Jun Rong Yeeb, IG Group’s market strategist.

“The increase in Govt-19 cases in China lowers previous hopes for a rapid easing of overall virus controls, which could contribute to market risk aversion,” he said.

With the Govt locks, the Chinese economy is likely to shrink in the second quarter Causing destruction in the process. Both consumer spending and factory output contracted sharply last month, while unemployment rose to the highest level since the early corona virus outbreak in early 2020.
Govt has hit China's economy harder than expected
A senior official in China tried again on Thursday Raise the spirits Its largest technology sector. But markets are still deeply concerned about the growth prospects of the country’s largest internet companies.

When Tencent recorded zero revenue growth in the first quarter, those concerns strengthened on Wednesday, with a worse-than-expected outcome.

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“Despite recent assurances from Chinese officials, the relief of Chinese technology has so far proven to be short-lived because market participants are waiting to pursue a more firm policy to restore long-term confidence,” Yeeb said.

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