Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rises 2%; Asian markets mixed ahead of the US jobs report

Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, China, Wednesday 13 July 2022.

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Qantas’ shareholder meeting and Singapore’s retail sales data are also scheduled for Friday.

The monthly US employment report is scheduled to be released later. Economists expected 205,000 jobs were added in October, and the forecast remained at 3.5%, according to Dow Jones.

Overnight, US stocks fell for a fourth session in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1[ads1]46.51 points, or 0.46%, to 32,001.25. The S&P 500 lost 1.06% to end at 3,719.89, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.73% to settle at 10,342.94.

— CNBC’s Samantha Subin, Carmen Reinicke contributed to this report.

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