China tech rally takes Asia shares to best day in six weeks in tense markets

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Russian Trading System (RTS) Index, Japan’s Nikkei index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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  • Hong Kong listed tech stocks gain as much as 10%
  • MSCI Asia ex Japan up 1.9% best day since mid March
  • European futures up 1.3%
  • Nasdaq futures fall 0.7% on poor Amazon earnings
  • Dollar softens but set for best month since 2015

HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – Asian shares were set for their best day in six weeks on Friday led by Chinese tech stocks after reports of a possible resolution to the Sino-U.S. audit dispute, giving investors much needed respite from worries of a global economic slowdown.

Still, a key regional share index was set for its worst month in nine as the Ukraine war and expectations for…

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