Chinese stocks aren’t doing so well on Friday as a host of news drives shares of companies in the country lower.
The first piece of news to drag Chinese stocks down today concerns Ali Baba (NYSE:BABA). Recent reports claim that Jack Ma, founder and CEO of the company, will relinquish control of Ant Group. This would be due to pressure from Chinese regulators.
Increasing Chinese government regulations have been a concern for the country’s stocks for some time now. That makes the latest report rekindle fears that the Chinese government is imposing tougher regulations on companies operating in the country.
Added to this are ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19 lockdowns in China. The country continues to focus on its zero-Covid strategy. However, he does not intend to offer a major stimulus to the economy despite the ongoing lockdowns.
Finally, ongoing tensions between the United States and China are also playing a role in the current drop in Chinese stocks. The United States has been strict on audits of Chinese companies and has no intention of backing down.
All of this news sent Chinese stocks tumbling on Friday. Let’s see the damage below!
Chinese stocks fall on Friday
- BABA stock starts us off with shares down 9.5% this afternoon.
- JD.com (NASDAQ:J.D.) stocks join the list with a decline of 4.4%.
- iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) the stock is also hit by a 7.9% decline at the time of this writing.
- Pinduo-duo (NASDAQ:PDD) shares fall 4.5% this afternoon.
- Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) the stock is down 5% since Friday afternoon.
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