- 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 BABA and JD.com, Inc 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.
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