Economy Asian stocks up on hopes of thaw in U.S-China trade tensions Updated : May 14, 2018 02:06 PM IST Trump's comments on Sunday came ahead of a second round of trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials this week to resolve an escalating trade dispute. The United States has said it will lift sanctions on Pyongyang if North Korea agrees to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Last week, the Bank of England held rates steady and NewZealand's central bank said the official cash rate will remainat historic lows of 1.75 percent for "some time." Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.