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A mixed session for regional equities,.......>

STOCKS: A mixed session for regional equities, with Chinese/HK indices
underperforming, potentially on the back of the latest BBG sources piece which
suggested that "the White House is holding off on a decision about licenses for
U.S. companies to restart business with Huawei Technologies Co. after Beijing
said it was halting purchases of U.S. farming goods, according to people
familiar with the matter." Although it is worth highlighting that the notable
sell off didn't come to the later part of the Shanghai & HK morning sessions.
Chinese equities were perhaps afforded some support by the CSRC noting that
there is no plan to significantly ease overseas investors' access to the Chinese
equity-index futures market, deeming a BBG piece which had speculated otherwise
(with a particular focus on short-selling positions) to be "groundless"
- Australian and Japanese markets were supported by the rally on Wall St.
although the aforementioned BBG sources piece re: the trade war capped gains.
The sources piece also pressured U.S. equity index futures from the off.
- Nikkei 225 +0.6%, Hang Seng -0.2%, CSI 300 -0.6%, ASX 200 +0.3%.
- S&P 500 futures -13, DJIA futures -87, NASDAQ 100 futures -48
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