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© Reuters. Alibaba, XPeng Fall Over 1%: Hang Seng Opens Weaker As Investors Continue To Gauge Impact Of US Fed Rate Projections

Hong Kong stocks opened in the red on Friday, with shares of Alibaba (NYSE:) and XPeng falling over 1% each as investors continued to gauge the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate projections for tackling inflation. The fell 0.34% at the open and continues to trade near its 2011 lows.

Li Auto shares rose over 3% in the morning session after the company announced an early launch of its six-seater SUV Li L8.

Hong Kong Stocks Today

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) -1.24%
JD.com Inc (NASDAQ: JD) -0.38%
Baidu Inc (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:) -0.51%
Tencent Holdings Ltd. (HK:) (OTC: TCEHY) -0.85%
Meituan (OTC: MPNGF) -0.61%
Nio Inc (NYSE: NIO) -0.89%
XPeng Inc (NYSE: XPEV) -1.76%
Li Auto Inc (NASDAQ: LI) 3.47%

Alibaba shares are hovering close to a key support level of HKD 79.6. If it significantly falls below this level, the stock may likely move towards the next support level of HKD 71.15.

Macro News: in China is trading at a significant premium to international prices as a revival in demand overshadowed the country’s imports, with the benchmark prices in Shanghai climbing to a premium of over $43 an ounce over their London equivalent, reported Bloomberg.

Beijing has dispatched a team of regulatory officials to Hong Kong to aid the U.S. audit watchdog with onsite audit inspections that involve Chinese companies, as part of a landmark deal between the two countries, reported Reuters, citing sources.

Company News: Chinese battery-maker CALB Co. is looking to raise as much as HK$13.6 billion ($1.7 billion) in its Hong Kong initial public offering, Bloomberg reported.

Alibaba Cloud shared plans to double down on its overseas presence, including a $1 billion investment in a “global partner ecosystem upgrade.”

Top Gainers and Losers: Alibaba and Lenovo Group Ltd are the top losers among top Hang Seng constituents, having lost over 1% each. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and Li Ning Company Ltd were the top gainers, having gained over 0.9% each.

Global News: U.S. futures were in the green on Friday morning Asia session. The rose 0.15%, while Nasdaq futures gained 0.06%. The S&P 500 futures were up 0.14%.

Elsewhere in Asia, Australia’s was down 1.65% after remaining closed on Thursday. Japan’s was down 0.58%, while China’s index gained 0.31%. South Korea’s Kospi was down 1.08%.

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