Asian markets were little changed in early trading Tuesday, as investors awaited further developments in U.S.-China trade talks.

Japan’s Nikkei

NIK, +0.06%

  was up slightly while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index

HSI, -0.08%

  was about flat. The Shanghai Composite

SHCOMP, -0.19%

  slipped 0.2% and the Shenzhen Composite

399106, -0.55%

  fell 0.5%. South Korea’s Kospi

180721, +0.07%

  rose 0.1% while benchmark indexes in Taiwan

Y9999, -0.16%

 , Singapore

STI, +0.39%

 , Malaysia

FBMKLCI, -0.35%

  and Indonesia

JAKIDX, -0.55%

  were mixed. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200

XJO, -0.27%

  fell 0.2%.

Among individual stocks, Rakuten

4755, +1.35%

  and Inpex

1605, +0.96%

  rose in Tokyo trading. Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment

27, -1.26%

  and Apple component maker Sunny Optical

2382, -1.42%

  fell in Hong Kong. SK Hynix

000660, -0.82%

  slipped in South Korea while Foxconn

2354, -2.32%

  sank in Taiwan. BHP

BHP, +1.46%

  gained in Australia while Virgin Australia

VAH, -1.61%

  dipped.

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2019-11-05