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Here's Why Alibaba, JD Led Broad Rally In Chinese Tech Equities

Benzinga · 04/29/2022 06:27
  • Technology stocks led a broad rally in Chinese equities on April 29, with traders citing speculation of a possible easing of the domestic regulatory crackdown, Bloomberg reports.
  • The Communist Party's Politburo pledged to support the healthy growth of platform firms.
  • Top leaders also pledged to meet economic targets insinuating stimulus to support growth amid China's worst Covid outbreak since 2020.
  • Also Read: Here's Why Alibaba And Other Chinese Stocks Are Trading Higher Premarket
  • According to Bloomberg, the Hang Seng Tech Index jumped 11% in Hong Kong, the most since March 17, led by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) and JD.com, Inc (NASDAQ:JD). 
  • Traders cited rumors, including an upcoming meeting between tech firms and policymakers regarding the ease of the yearlong regulatory clampdown.
  • Beijing also discussed with American regulators to allow on-site audit inspections of Chinese companies trading in New York exchanges.
  • However, a Covid resurgence and a lack of concrete steps weighed on the broader Chinese equities market.
  • The Chinese officials also reiterated support for China's dynamic Covid Zero policy, a concern for the traders.
  • Recently Alibaba and others slashed employee force.
  • Price Action: BABA shares traded higher by 12.92% at $102.61 premarket on the last check Friday.