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Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data

Asian shares rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive data about the U.S. economy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.60%   gained 0.6% in morning trading, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.58%   rose 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi 180721, +0.26%   edged up

Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains, encouraging trade-talk news

Asian markets gained slightly in muted early trading Tuesday, after stocks closed higher on Wall Street to kick off a busy earnings week. Investors were also encouraged by trade developments, after the South China Morning Post reported U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would travel to Beijing next week for

Asian markets rise as Trump, Kim set to meet

Asian shares were higher in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.47%   added 0.5% in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.33%   gained 0.3% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.25%   edged

China bucks mostly weaker Asia markets, down as trade-deal enthusiasm cools

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, backtracking from Monday’s rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from China to allow time for more negotiations. Mainland China indexes rose, however, after a report in the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported


Japan’s monthly exports tumble most since 2016

TOKYO–Japan’s December exports had their largest on-year fall in more than two years on a sharp drop in demand from China, sending Japan’s trade balance in 2018 into the first deficit in three years. The value of Japan’s December exports fell 3.8% from a year ago, according to data released by the country’s finance ministry

Bond Yields to Slide for Rest of Year Amid Trade Turmoil, Morgan Stanley Says

Trade tensions may be wreaking havoc on the stock market, but the volatility is providing a great opportunity to invest in bonds according to Morgan Stanley (MS) . The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield has already peaked for the year according Morgan Stanley global head of interest-rate strategy Matthew Hornbach. The U.S.’ trade tensions and strengthening

Asian markets quiet, awaiting upcoming economic data

Asia-Pacific stock moves were muted in early trading Wednesday, after most overseas benchmarks saw little change the previous day. Most markets in the region were closed Tuesday for the Labor Day holiday, and Japan will be closed Thursday and Friday. Investors on Wednesday are awaiting cues from U.S.-China trade negotiations, along with the release of


Hong Kong bucks wobbly Asian markets after Trump’s latest broadside against China

Asian stock markets regained some ground after opening lower Friday, as optimism faded that the U.S. and China would work to resolve their trade spat following President Donald Trump’s latest salvo. Japanese shares wavered between slight gains and losses, with the Nikkei Stock Average NIK, -0.36% recently up 0.1%. Stocks in South Korea SEU, -0.33%