Asian equities mixed after US, China tariff moves

Asian equities mixed after US, China tariff moves

12.9.2019

Asian equities mixed after US, China tariff moves

HONG KONG: Signs of easing tensions between China and the US in their trade row fuelled hopes of a breakthrough in high-level talks next month but ...

In a tweet Wednesday night, Trump said:"We have agreed, as a gesture of good will, to move the increased Tariffs on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods (25% to 30%), from October 1st to October 15th."

The delay"shows Trump doesn't want to increase tariffs before the trade talks in early October and it creates good conditions," said Tommy Xie, an economist at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp."It adds to the hope that there'll be good news from the October meeting, and markets will wait and see."

The apparent easing of trade tensions boosted oil prices as the prospect of an end to the row revived hopes for demand.

Then, next week the Federal Reserve meets, with speculation rife that it will lower borrowing costs again, which would please Trump, who in a Twitter outburst on Wednesday said they should"BE BROUGHT WAY DOWN".

Reports said the proposal is likely to fail, however, as it is dependent on the LSEG scrapping a planned US$27 billion takeover of US financial data provider Refinitiv, which the three-centuries-old exchange said it"remains committed" to buying.

Tokyo - Nikkei 225: UP 0.8 per cent at 21,759.61 (close)

Brent North Sea crude: UP 21 cents at US$61.02 per barrel

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