fr24news– Asian stocks looked set to fall on Monday, with Hong Kong and Japan futures falling and Australian stocks falling early in the session.
The S & P / ASX 200 fell 0.8% after the markets opened, while Topix futures in Japan fell 0.6%. Hong Kong futures were also down.
U.S. government bonds rose on Friday as stocks fell as new coronavirus brakes in Europe and hawkish comments from U.S. policymakers prompted investors to look to safe-haven assets.
The broad S&P 500 stock index ended the day 0.1% lower after fluctuating between minor gains and losses as the rise in tech stocks was tempered by declines in US financial services groups and energy companies . Despite the loss, the index ended the week up 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq Composite Index, which brings together technology and healthcare companies, ended the day up 0.4%, marking its second consecutive record close.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury bill, meanwhile, fell 0.04 percentage point to 1.55% as the price of the benchmark debt rose.