Asian shares mixed ahead of Trump address
08 January

Asian shares mixed ahead of Trump address

Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday with markets waiting on tenterhooks for the outcome of the two-day US-China trade talks.

 

 

US President Trump is all set for his prime-time television address later today with markets hotly anticipating tangible developments from both US-China trade negotiations and the partial government shutdown. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped from early gains to close down -0.20%, dragged lower by declines in China and Taiwan, whilst in Japan the Nikkei rose +0.82%. Elsewhere Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed marginally higher at +0.09% or 22.93 points.

 

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