Asian stocks are rising with ‘re-opening optimism’

Of Japan Nikkei 225 (N225) 2.6% climbed, leading the way in this region.

On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted the state of emergency for the entire country as the coronavirus outbreak there has declined.

Abe is also looking at a new stimulus package that will work to increase the government’s stimulus package by 200 trillion yen (৯ 1.9 trillion) or about 40% of the annual income of the world’s third-largest economy. The Japanese cabinet is expected to approve the new package on Wednesday.

Meanwhile in Hong Kong Hang Senong Index (HSI) Added to Monday’s gains, about 2% improved.
Investors in Hong Kong are moving ahead from last week’s sharp losses. Friday was the worst day for Hang Seng in nearly five years since Beijing passed a controversial national security law, a blow to financial center autonomy.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Commissioner in Hong Kong Zhai Fang stepped down on Monday evening to reassure unsettled investors. The law will not affect freedom of speech, press, publication and assembly, Ji said. According to State-run news agency Xinhua to

GI added that the controversial law would protect the conduct of international business based on Hong Kong law.

“Hong Kong’s dust clouds have settled faster than anyone expected. Local risk sentiment is not nearly as frightening,” Stephen Inis, global market strategist at Exiporp, wrote in a note on Tuesday.

There is also a sense of “re-opening optimism” among investors, Ines said. They are criticizing the lockdown in the United States and elsewhere.

South Korea Cospy indicator (KOSPI) China’s was about 1.6% Shanghai Composite (SHCOMP) And India’s Sensex has both risen about 0.7%.
American stock futures have also risen, with Americans flocking to the beach on Memorial Day weekends in Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia and Indiana. Many states have begun to lift restrictions on business and public space.

Dow futures are up 460 points or about 1.9%. S&P futures are up 1.6% and Nasdaq futures are up about 1.9%.

Meanwhile, oil prices jumped during Asian trade on Tuesday. US crude futures traded at. 34.36 a barrel. Brent crude, a global oil benchmark, rose 1.9% to $ 3.22 a barrel.

CNN’s Laura She and Cowrie Enjozi contributed to this report.

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