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Asia markets on hold ahead of interest rates and tariffs decisions

An investor watches an electronic board at a stock exchange hall on November 5, 2019 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.
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Asian markets hardly moved today as investors hold their breath ahead of rate setting meetings from the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

Markets are also braced for a decision on whether the US will go ahead with tariff hikes on China due on 15 December.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed 0.09% lower.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down by 0.14%, while the Shanghai Composite in China was up by 0.09%.

Asian markets broadly flat

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Asian markets were broadly flat on Tuesday, as investors fretted over whether the US and China will reach a deal before the next round of tariffs come into effect on 15 December.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was unchanged on the day while the Shanghai Composite rose 0.08%.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.09%.

Asian markets rise

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Asian markets rose on Friday, also boosted by optimism over progress in the US-China trade talks.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.9% while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.4%.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.2%.

Positive noise on trade talks lift Asia markets

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Days after saying a trade deal between the US and China may not happen until after the 2020 election, President Donald Trump now says talks are "moving right along" - and Asia stocks are up.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index is 0.6% higher and Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.2%/

The Shanghai Composite is flat on the day.

Meanwhile, markets are awaiting new US jobs data later today.

"Many players have taken a wait-and-see attitude given a lack of fresh trading cues ahead of US payrolls data and other key events," says Yasuo Sakuma, chief investment officer at Libra Investments. "But clearly, the mood is modestly positive."

Asian shares hold gains on US-China optimism

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Asian stock markets have held onto today's rises on upbeat reports that the world's two biggest economies are edging closer to striking a preliminary trade deal.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index and China's Shanghai Composite both closed 0.7% higher. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong is up by 0.6%,

Asian stocks bounce back on trade hopes

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Stock markets in Asia have regained some of Wednesday's losses on hopes that the US and China have made progress on the first part of a deal to end their bitter trade war.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 is 0.8% higher, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is up by 0.4%, and China's Shanghai Composite has gained 0.6%.

Asian stocks hit by Trump's comments

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Hong Kong stocks tumbled this morning after responding badly to Trump's indication that trade talks with China may not be concluded until after next year's presidential election.

The Hang Seng index sank 1.25%, or 328.74 points, to 26,062.56.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.23%, or 6.58 points, to 2,878.12 but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, actually climbed 0.20%, or 3.19 points, to 1,608.52.

Asian stocks hold losses

Stocks in Asia have held earlier losses as investors fret that Beijing and Washington are unable to resolve their ongoing trade war.

Japan's Nikkei 225 closed 1% lower, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is down by 1.2%, and China's Shanghai Composite is off by 0.2%.

Asian markets drop on deepening trade war fears

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Shares are trading lower in Asia on concerns about the deteriorating relationship between Beijing and Washington.

Yesterday, President Donald Trump suggested that the trade war between China and the US could drag on until after the election in 2020.

At the same time, the US House of Representatives voted to harden America's stance against China's treatment of minority Uighurs, calling on the President to sanction senior Chinese officials.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index is down by 1%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng is 1.2% lower.

China's Shanghai Composite is off by 0.3%.

Trump tariffs knock Asia stocks

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Asia markets fell across the board on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said he would impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina for alleged "massive devaluation of their currencies".

The Hang Seng index shed 0.2% while the Shanghai Composite eased 0.1%.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.7%.