US indexes wobble in early going, holding near record highs

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People locomotion past a bank's physics committee showing the Hong Kong stock scale astatine Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, July 26, 2021. Asian shares opened mixed connected Monday aft stocks rallied to records connected Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing supra the 35,000 level for the archetypal time. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

BANGKOK – Stocks are wobbling betwixt tiny gains and losses successful the aboriginal going connected Wall Street, keeping large indexes adjacent to the grounds highs they acceptable past week. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were small changed successful the aboriginal going Monday. Weakness successful immoderate large tech stocks including Microsoft pulled the Nasdaq down 0.1%. U.S.-listed shares of respective Chinese companies were little pursuing steep pullbacks successful Chinese markets pursuing much reports of regulatory restrictions connected exertion and acquisition companies. U.S. shares of Tencent Music sank 8% and TAL Education dropped different 25%. The terms of Bitcoin roseate to $38,000.

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World shares were mostly little connected Monday aft stocks rallied to records connected Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing supra the 35,000 level Friday for the archetypal time.

Britain's FTSE 100 mislaid 0.4% to 6,998.08 and Germany's DAX declined 0.7% to 15,567.11. In Paris, the CAC 40 mislaid 0.6% to 6,526.86. The aboriginal for the Dow industrials slipped 0.6% portion the declaration for the S&P 500 shed 0.4% to 4,385.70.


Investors are awaiting a gathering of the Federal Reserve this week for indications of aboriginal argumentation arsenic caller outbreaks of coronavirus endanger the U.S. and planetary recoveries from the

Fresh quality of regulatory moves against Chinese IT and acquisition manufacture companies pulled shares little successful Hong Kong and Shanghai.

In Japan, preliminary mill and work enactment surveys showed a slowdown linked to caller tightening of pandemic precautions owed to surging coronavirus cases.

The flash purchasing managers scale for the services assemblage fell to 46.5 successful July from 48 successful June, connected a standard of 1-100 wherever 50 marks the interruption betwixt enlargement and contraction.

Manufacturing remained successful expansion, but fell to 50.5 from 50.7 successful June, said the au Jibun Bank survey. It said caller export orders declined, perchance reflecting proviso bottlenecks. Output fell astatine the fastest gait successful six months.

“Short-term disruption to enactment is apt to proceed until the latest question of COVID-19 infections passes and restrictions enacted nether the authorities of exigency laws are lifted," Usamah Bhatti, economist astatine IHS Markit, said successful a report.


Nonetheless, Tokyo's Nikkei 225, tracking Wall Street's beardown decorativeness connected Friday, gained 1% to 27,833.29. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 was unchanged astatine 7,394.30, portion the Kospi successful Seoul declined 0.9% to 3,224.95.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 4.1% to 26,192.32 aft Chinese regulators said they were further tightening restrictions connected exertion companies, requiring a “rectification" of misleading pop-up windows and different practices by bundle applications, oregon apps. The Shanghai Composite scale dropped 2.3% to 3,467.44.

On Friday, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq each finished with gains of amended than 1% for the week.

They each returned to records aft brushing speech the crisp downturn that trimmed 1.6% disconnected the S&P 500 connected July 19. The marketplace has rebounded arsenic large companies reported amended profits than expected and arsenic investors erstwhile again saw immoderate dip successful stocks arsenic simply a accidental to bargain low.

The S&P 500 scale climbed 1% to 4,411.79. The Dow roseate 0.7% to 35,061.55 and the Nasdaq composite gained 1% to 14,836.99.


Despite a rebound successful caller coronavirus cases, the U.S. system has been recovering astatine a torrid pace, with the question being however overmuch maturation volition dilatory successful upcoming months and years.

The output connected the 10-year Treasury was dependable astatine 1.26% connected Monday. It has dropped from a perch of astir 1.75% successful precocious March, reflecting alarm implicit rising inflation.

With astir a 4th of each the nett reports successful from S&P 500 companies, astir 90% person topped Wall Street’s already precocious expectations for the spring.

Companies successful the scale are connected gait to study astir 74% maturation for net successful the 2nd 4th from a twelvemonth earlier, according to FactSet. That would beryllium the strongest maturation since the system was exploding retired of the Great Recession astatine the extremity of 2009.

In different trading, U.S. benchmark crude lipid mislaid 62cents to $71.45 per tube successful physics trading connected the New York Mercantile Exchange. It picked up 16 cents to $72.07 connected Friday.


Brent crude, the planetary pricing benchmark, declined 45 cents to $73.65 per barrel.

The U.S. dollar weakened to 110.32 Japanese yen from 110.51 yen. The euro roseate to $1.1792 from $1.1776.

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