Asia's Stock Fluctuations, European Optimism, and Key Economic Events Ahead

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Stocks in Asia fluctuated and Chinese shares were back in the red. Gains triggered by news on Country Garden Holdings Co. — which secured payment extension approval from its bondholders — were not enough to keep the positive sentiment going for long.
European stock markets are poised to open higher on Tuesday, extending the positive momentum from the previous session. This comes as we enter a busy week for economic data.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp saw a 1.6% increase in its shares following a deal between Apple and Qualcomm. Qualcomm will supply 5G chips to Apple until at least 2026.
TSMC is a manufacturer of both Qualcomm's chips and Apple's chips, which power its devices.
Bank of Japan boss Kazuo Ueda's weekend comments that the end of stimulus is possible during 2023 is still reverberating in the local bond market, with the benchmark 10-year yield pushing to a new near-decade peak.
In the May to June period, the UK unemployment rate rose by 0.5 percentage points to 4.3%, in line with expectations.
The annual growth in employees' average total pay, including bonuses, reached 8.5%, influenced by one-off payments in June and July 2023 from the NHS and Civil Service.
Notably, annual growth in pay, excluding bonuses, remained stable at 7.8%, marking a record high. Overnight, BOE uber-hawk Catherine Mann warned it's too soon to stop raising rates.
Germany’s economic recovery is in the spotlight as well with the release of the ZEW survey, with sentiment likely weighed down by tighter monetary conditions.
The focus shifts to US inflation data, with the consumer price index figures scheduled for Wednesday and the producer price index for Thursday.
Additionally, China will release a plethora of data on Friday, encompassing house prices, industrial production, retail sales, and unemployment.
 
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