Asian markets flat as Japan reports weak export data

Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index NIK, +0.09%  was less than 0.1% higher and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.24% rose 0.3%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -0.03%  edged less than 0.1% higher and the Shanghai Composite index SHCOMP, -0.13%  […]

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Asian markets rise, shaking off China slowdown concerns

Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China’s slowdown. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index NIK, +0.91% , reopening after a market holiday, added 0.8%. The Kospi SEU, +1.32%  in South Korea jumped 1.3%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +1.54%  rebounded 1.7% after […]

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