Asia stocks: Investors watch shares of tech giants Alibaba, Tencent

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Japan had been set for a combined begin on Monday, as buyers are anticipated to watch shares of China's tech giants following the discharge of new anti-monopoly tips over the weekend.

Futures pointed to a combined begin for Japanese shares. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 28,870 whereas its counterpart in Osaka was at 28,720. That in contrast in opposition to the Nikkei 225's final shut at 28,779.19.

Meanwhile, shares in Australia rose in morning commerce because the S&P/ASX 200 gained about 0.3%.

Investors will probably be watching Hong Kong listed shares of Chinese tech giants Alibaba, Tencent and on Monday. That comes after China's State Administration for Market Regulation launched a brand new set of guidelines which might be set to place stress on main web providers within the nation akin to Alibaba's Taobao or Tencent's WeChat Pay, in accordance with Reuters.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned his administration was ready for "extreme competition" with China, although his method can be totally different than his predecessor.

"I'm not going to do it the way Trump did. We are going to focus on the international rules of the road," Biden mentioned in a CBS interview revealed Sunday. Biden additionally mentioned in the course of the interview that he had not spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping but since he was sworn in final month.


The U.S. greenback index, which tracks the dollar in opposition to a basket of its friends, was at 91 following a latest decline from ranges above 91.2.

The Japanese yen traded at 105.40 per greenback, having weakened final week from ranges under 104.8 in opposition to the dollar. The Australian greenback modified arms at $0.7674 following a spike final final week from ranges under 0.762.

— CNBC's Amanda Macias contributed to this report.

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