Asia shares rise on US-China trade deal optimism, Aussie tumbles
Updated : February 21, 2019 01:29 PM IST
Spread-betters expect Frankfurt's DAX and Paris's CAC open up half a percent and 0.4 percent, respectively, and see London's FTSE basically flat. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, giving up some earlier gains after hitting a peak last seen in early October.
apan's Nikkei ended 0.1 percent higher. US stock futures gained 0.2 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent, while Chinese blue-chips were last down 0.2 percent, giving up their gains after hitting their highest since early August last year.
The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the most contentious issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.
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