Stocks in Asia Face Mixed Start; Yields Slide

Market Preview: Stocks in Asia Face Mixed Start; Yields Slide - Bloomberg


Market Preview: Stocks in Asia Face Mixed Start; Yields Slide - Bloomberg

(May 16): Asian equities headed for a mixed start Thursday after weak U.S. economic data added to concerns about the escalating trade tensions and sent Treasuries higher.Futures pointed to a flat open for stocks in Tokyo, while Hong Kong indicated losses. The caution comes despite U.S. equities rising Wednesday as Bloomberg reported President Donald Trump would postpone by up to six months a decision on car tariffs that was due by Saturday. The two-year Treasury yield touched the lowest

Anxiety remains after unexpectedly weak U.S. and Chinese economic numbers Wednesday heightened worries the trade war could weigh on a global economy that’s already slowing. The possibility that Trump will delay penalties on cars and end steel and aluminum tariffs helped calm investors concerns about his protectionist turn against major trade partners, outside of China.

The yen held at 109.58 per dollar. The offshore yuan was at 6.9028 per dollar. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed. The euro was steady at $1.1204.

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