Asian shares off five-week low, remain fragile amid US-China trade tensions
Updated : May 07, 2019 12:12 PM IST
Japan's Nikkei shed 1.5 percent, taking a delayed hit as the country's financial markets opened on Tuesday after a 10-day break to mark the ascension of a new emperor.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, erasing earlier losses. It tumbled 2 percent on Monday after Trump unexpectedly jacked up pressure on Beijing in the midst of trade negotiations.
Financial spread-betters expect London's FTSE, Frankfurt's DAX and Paris's CAC to fall between 0.1 and 0.3 percent when they open.
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