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Asian Stock Market Review for Investors

While the backdrop of falling global markets, the activity of private investors has noticeably increased, as they perfectly understand that the crisis is an opportunity for investment. Read in my article how to invest in the Asian market and what dynamics have occurred in recent months!

”Never be dependent on a single source of income. Invest to create a second source ”- has always said Warren Buffett, American entrepreneur and the world’s largest investor. The stock markets of the Asia-Pacific region began to gain more and more popularity.

Stock indices of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are rising, the attention of investors has shifted to corporate reports for the fourth quarter, which will be published soon.

It is expected that as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control, the economies of the countries of the region will demonstrate significant growth rates, announced MarketWatch. However, concerns about coronavirus infection persist as rising cases in China and Japan.

“A breakthrough in vaccination increases the hope that life will become more functional again at some point in 2021, leading to faster GDP growth and better corporate profits,” said Steven Innes, chief analyst for global markets at Axi. But raise COVID-19 infections, the emergence of new strains and delays in the rollout of vaccinations in some countries heighten the risks to economic growth in the short term. “

Top companies that showed growth

Thus, the Japanese Nikkei 225 index increased by 0.3%. The market was also supported by the news that the Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the return of Toshiba shares.

The growth leaders are shares of Alps Alpine Co. (+ 5.6%), Nikon Corp. (+ 5.3%), Sumitomo Chemical Co. (+ 5.3%). Asia’s largest apparel retailer Fast Retailing added 2%, semiconductor producer Advantest Corp. raised 0.2%.

China’s Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.6%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed 1.9%.

Internet giant Tencent Holdings (+ 8.8%) grew most significantly during trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Also among the leaders in the growth of quotations are securities of the exchange operator Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (+ 6.9%), automaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (+ 5.5%), one of the key players in the country’s Internet services sector, Meituan (+ 5.2%), online retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (+ 4.2%), as well as chip manufacturers Sunny Optical Technology Group Co. (+ 3.1%) and AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. (+ 1.7%).

South Korea’s Kospi Index added 2.4%. At the same time, the market value of one of the world’s largest chip manufacturers, Samsung Electronics Co. increased by 3.3%, auto maker Hyundai Motor increased by 0.8%.

Australia’s S & P / ASX 200 added 0.36% in trading, ending the day at its highest level in eleven months.

China’s Kuaishou Technology, a short video and streaming platform operator competing with ByteDance Ltd., could raise $ 4.95-5.42 billion through its planned IPO in Hong Kong. One of the largest shareholders in Kuaishou is Tencent. Kuaishou will sell 365.2 million shares, indicative price range 105-115 Hong Kong dollars. With an IPO at the upper limit, the company’s market value will be estimated at $ 60.9 billion.

Top companies that showed a fall

At the same time, the shares of Sharp Corp. (-4%) and Kobe Steel drop down significantly (-3.3%). The market value of the investment and technology SoftBank Group fall by (-1.8%) and the automaker Toyota Motor (T: 7203) (-0.1%) also declined.

Mining sector

At the same time, the capitalization of the world’s largest mining companies BHP and Rio Tinto grew by 1.1% and 2.1%, respectively.

How to invest in the Asian market?

As we can see, the Asian stock market can be of great interest to investors and traders who prefer to work with securities. However, trading operations in this segment have their own specifics. It is necessary to find out which sites represent the Asian stock market, how trading in this segment takes place, which assets are being traded. Particular attention should be paid to the advantages, disadvantages and other characteristic features of the Asian trading session.

What do you think about the dynamics of the Asian market? Share your opinion in the comments below! I will be happy to answer any questions or submit your project to my team at Astorts Group for evaluation.

Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur and investor based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the CEO of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) Approved Person and is has great experience as director of regulated companies. He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.


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