Asia Markets Mixed as China Cuts Key Lending Rates

The decision could provide more clues on the country's economic health.

Asia Markets Mixed as China Cuts Key Lending Rates

Gained 0.24%. The five-year LPR has been reduced from 4.30% to 4.20%. China's last reduction to its LPRs was in August 2022. Investors have in the past rewarded both parties. Tesla's and Ford’s shares both soared by 4,7% and 6,2% respectively the day after the agreement. Since then, the stock prices of both automakers have risen by more than 25 percent.

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The S&P500 gained 2.6% on the week. This is its best weekly performance since the month of March, and it's the fifth consecutive positive week -- the first time since November 2021 when the S&P500 ended a similar streak. The Nasdaq, which is dominated by tech stocks, gained 3.25% for the week. This was its highest weekly gain since March. It also marked the eighth consecutive positive week since the end of a 10-week streak back in March 2019.

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Brian Evans