Asian markets slip on report of possible trade-deal delay

2019-11-06

Asian markets were mostly down in early trading Thursday as investors reined in earlier optimism of a pending trade deal between the U.S. and China. Reuters reported Wednesday that the “phase one” deal, which was hoped to be signed in mid-November, might be delayed until December, and that European locations,Read More →

Asian markets flat as investors eye trade-deal developments

2019-11-05

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 CompositeRead More →

Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts

2019-10-31

Asian markets mostly gained in cautious trading Friday amid fresh doubts about the likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal. Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Chinese officials were expressing doubts about the chances of a comprehensive trade deal even if a “phase one” partial deal is signed. President Donald Trump, meanwhile,Read More →

Asian markets fall as trade-deal uncertainty returns

2019-07-02

Asian markets retreated in early trading Wednesday, as the afterglow of last weekend’s trade-truce announcement gave way to uncertainty that a deal will actually be made anytime soon. Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser, said Tuesday that talks between the U.S. and China were headed in a “veryRead More →