SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific region rose on Monday as investors assess fears of inflation and recession.
Hong Kong Hang Senga Index led to an increase in the region, to end the day by 2.35% to 22,229.52, after trading more than 3% more at the session. The Hang Seng Tech index jumped 4.71%. Alibaba shares in the Chinese city rose 3.69% while Meituan it increased by about 3.48%.
The Kospi in South Korea it strengthened 1.49% and ended the session at 2,401.92, while Kosdaq was up 2.71% at 770.6.
MSCI’s broadest Asia-Pacific stock index rose 1.72%.
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“It just underscores the fact that markets will be very volatile until we pass that peak of inflation, and the outlook for central banks will be as hawk as they are,” said Kerry Craig, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.
He said markets are tense as many central banks in developed economies enter a new cycle of rate increases.
“Once you get clear on that road ahead, then you start focusing on the basics again,” Squawk Box Asia told CNBC on Monday.
Futures rose slightly on Sunday night after last week’s return.
The US Dollar Indexwhich tracks the dollar against a basket of its counterparts, was at 103,850.
Oil futures have changed little in Asia’s afternoon trading. American oil just below the straight line at $ 107.61 per barrel, while the international scale Brent oil rose 0.19 percent to $ 113.33 a barrel.
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