Why Alibaba, Nio, Most Chinese Peers Are Shooting Up In Hong Kong Today

Shares of major U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly higher in Hong Kong on Thursday, with tech giants like Alibaba Group Holdings (NYSE: BABA), Tencent Holdings (OTC: TCEHY), and Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:

Shares of major U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly higher in Hong Kong on Thursday, with tech giants like Alibaba Group Holdings (NYSE:BABA), Tencent Holdings (OTC:TCEHY), and Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) trading higher, while JD.com Inc (NASDAQ:JD) bucked the trend.

Li Auto Inc (NASDAQ:LI) led the rally in the electric vehicle segment, while Nio Inc (NYSE:NIO) and Xpeng Inc (NYSE:XPEV) gained at least 4% each.

How U.S.-listed Chinese Stocks Are Faring In Hong Kong Today
Stocks Movement (+/-)
Alibaba 3.05%
Tencent 0.38%
JD.Com -0.08%
Baidu 1.28%
Nio 3.76%
Li Auto 7.95%
Xpeng 5.45%

Shares of these Chinese companies ended up mixed on U.S. markets overnight.

Global Markets Recap: At press time, the benchmark Hang Seng Index was trading 0.67% higher after paring early gains.

In the U.S., the Dow Jones index closed on a muted note, dragged by losses in the oil & gas, basic materials, and industrial sectors.

Elsewhere, Shanghai’s SSE Composite Index gained 0.45%, Singapore’s SGX Nifty was up 0.21%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 pared gains to trade in the red.

Macro Factors: Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to meet the country’s economic targets for the year despite the government’s zero-tolerance approach to combating COVID-19 outbreaks, which brought the businesses to a grinding halt.

Xinhua reported that in a keynote speech to a virtual BRICS Business Forum on Wednesday, Xi said the country will “strengthen macro-policy adjustment and adopt more effective measures to strive to meet the social and economic development targets for 2022 and minimize the impacts of COVID-19.”

According to Citigroup, Hong Kong’s blue-chip stocks could climb by as much as 16% in the second half of this year, led by stronger corporate earnings, SCMP reported.

Company In News: Billionaire Jack Ma-founded Alibaba Group and Ant Financial are reportedly eyeing to disentangle their operations from each other in a bid to stave off any potential regulatory threat.

Through its Pakistan e-commerce subsidiary Daraz, Alibaba expanded its reach across Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Myanmar, becoming South Asia’s largest e-commerce company outside India.

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