The biggest stocks in the world are still making hay while the world implodes.

Defying one of the worst US economic downturns on record, four of the five FAANG members — Facebook, Alphabet, Apple and Amazon — reported better than expected earnings after hours on Thursday.

The collective result was above analyst estimates, sending the share prices of these turbocharged – some say overheated – tech titans up once again.

The after-hours rally will add an estimated $US200bn ($277.4bn) in value to their collective market caps.

>>> Scroll down for today’s biggest small cap winners and losers >>>

It’s not just Wall Street.

Analysis by GlobalData reveals that as Asian Pacific economies flounder, the aggregate market cap of the region’s top 50 companies increased 16.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter, from $US5.7 trillion to $US6.6 trillion.

Tencent Holdings, Meituan Dianping, SoftBank Group and NetEase were the major tech gainers, contributing a combined market cap of $US898bn.

That’s a 41 per cent improvement on Q1 2020.

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In Markets…

The ASX has opened in the red this morning, as Victoria announces another 627 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths over the past 24 hours.

NSW has also recorded 21 news cases in the same 24-hour period.

By 11:45am EST, the benchmark ASX200 index had dropped 1.46 per cent to 5,962.9 points, and the Small Ords Index by 1.15 per cent to 2,651.3 points.



Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday July 31:

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AQC Australian Pacific Coal 0.34 243.43% $18.2M
PPL Pureprofile 0.055 223.53% $6.0M
CYW Cycliq 0.002 100.00% $3.8M
PRM Prominence Energy 0.01 42.86% $2.1M
TGA Thorn Group 0.145 38.10% $33.9M
RLC Reedy Lagoon 0.009 28.57% $2.8M
HAV Havilah Resources 0.195 25.81% $56.9M
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.0025 25.00% $19.8M
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.005 25.00% $17.5M
ACU Acumentis 0.105 25.00% $16.4M
MRQ MRG Metals 0.009 21.43% $9.9M
XF1 Xref 0.15 20.00% $26.1M
SRN Surefire Resources 0.007 16.67% $4.4M
TYX Tyranna Resources 0.007 16.67% $7.8M
WBE Whitebark Energy 0.004 16.67% $9.1M
PWN Parkway Minerals 0.007 16.67% $12.0M
BCC Beam Com 0.22 15.79% $11.6M
RFX RedFlow 0.031 14.81% $27.5M
ACB A-Cap Energy 0.016 14.29% $12.2M
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Online marketing firm Pureprofile (ASX:PPL) surged after announcing a 500 per cent improvement in net cash from operating activities.

Cycliq (ASX:CYQ), which makes bike dash-cams, and property valuation firm Acumentis (ASX:ACU) also jumped on positive quarterly updates.

And a bidding war has broken out between Alliance Resources (ASX:AGS) and Marmota (ASX:MEU) over Tyranna Resources’ (ASX:TYX) Jumbuck gold project, sending the explorer up +16 per cent.



Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday July 31:

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APG Austpac Resources 0.001 -50.00% $5.7M
ICG Inca Minerals 0.001 -33.33% $4.1M
QFY Quantify Tech 0.001 -33.33% $2.0M
UUV UUV Aquabotix 0.001 -33.33% $1.8M
NVO Nvoi 0.011 -21.43% $19.8M
SVA Simavita 0.018 -18.18% $12.1M
COB Cobalt Blue 0.105 -16.00% $16.8M
M8S M8 Sustainable 0.065 -15.58% $15.2M
PET Phoslock Environmental 0.23 -14.81% $143.8M
CLQ Clean TeQ 0.175 -14.63% $130.6M
BXN Bioxyne 0.012 -14.29% $7.7M
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining 0.006 -14.29% $9.5M
EFE Eastern Iron 0.006 -14.29% $2.5M
IXU IXUP 0.018 -14.29% $6.6M
MMI Metro Mining 0.087 -13.00% $120.8M
AX8 Accelerate Resources 0.055 -12.70% $5.5M
AVE Avecho Bio 0.007 -12.50% $11.2M
TAS Tasman Resources 0.035 -12.50% $18.5M
RMX Red Mountain Mining 0.007 -12.50% $7.1M
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