Asian stocks pin hopes on Sino-US talk, as year ends deep in the red
Updated : December 31, 2018 08:22 AM IST
Survey data out of China, however, proved unhelpfully mixed with manufacturing activity contracting for the first time in two years even as the service sector improved.
Sentiment had brightened just a touch when US President Donald Trump said he held a “very good call” with China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday to discuss trade and claimed “big progress” was being made.
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