Asia stocks at one-month high, focus stays on US-China trade talks
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.2 percent higher, while Japan's benchmark Nikkei advanced 1.1 percent in early trade.
At the Economic Club of Washington, Powell reiterated the views of other policymakers that the Fed would be patient about interest rate hikes.
US and Chinese officials are working on arrangements for higher-level trade talks after mid-level officials this week discussed US demands on issues that would require structural change in China to address issues such as IP theft, forced technology transfers and other non-tariff barriers.
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