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Asian shares flat as drop in S&P 500 futures weighs

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SHANGHAI Asian stocks were flat in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street ended higher, with the S&P 500 index touching a record high on Tuesday, and as lower-level trade talks between the U.S. and China due this week boost hopes of easing trade tensions.

U.S. and Mexico put off NAFTA talks until Wednesday, autos eyed

WASHINGTON U.S. and Mexican officials postponed ministerial talks aiming for a breakthrough in the revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) until Wednesday, although one member of the incoming Mexican government met U.S. officials on Tuesday.

5:41am IST

Business groups urge Trump, Erdogan to meet as dispute hits investments

WASHINGTON U.S.-Turkey business groups on Tuesday warned that a political dispute between the NATO allies was affecting investor confidence and had forced some firms to suspend investment plans.

5:47am IST

Global trade war to hold back modest euro zone growth: poll

BENGALURU The euro zone economy will muddle through this year and next with steady but modest growth in a slowdown from 2017, according to economists in a Reuters poll, which shows a majority expecting a brewing U.S.-led trade war to hold back growth.

5:51am IST

Oil rises on U.S. crude inventories, Iran sanctions worries

SEOUL Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by a drop in U.S. crude inventories, while a potential shortfall of Iranian oil from November due to U.S. sanctions added to the positive tone.

6:55am IST

Dollar weakness lingers, U.S.-China trade talks in focus

TOKYO The dollar sagged on Wednesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on monetary policy continued to weigh on the greenback and markets awaited U.S.-China trade talks and Federal Reserve minutes for directional cues.

6:04am IST
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UPDATE 2-European shares edge higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

LONDON, Aug 21 European shares closed slightly higher on Tuesday as investors on both sides of the Atlantic took a cautiously optimistic view of trade talks between the United States and China which are set to begin on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-European shares edge higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

LONDON, Aug 21 European shares closed slightly higher on Tuesday as investors on both sides of the Atlantic took a cautiously optimistic view of trade talks between the United States and China which are set to begin on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-European shares edge higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

LONDON, Aug 21 European shares closed slightly higher on Tuesday as investors on both sides of the Atlantic took a cautiously optimistic view of trade talks between the United States and China which are set to begin on Wednesday.

Hong Kong shares up on Beijing stimulus hopes

Aug 21 Hong Kong stocks rose on Tuesday as the yuan stabilized and investors expect Beijing to further relax its policies to counter the impact of Sino-U.S. trade frictions.

21 Aug 2018
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