Asian stocks in cautious ranges ahead of China data, trade talk hopes fade
Updated : November 14, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Asian stocks clung to tight ranges on Thursday as investors awaited key Chinese data for clues on how much the 16-month trade war between Beijing and Washington has hit growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Dashing previously upbeat expectations about a resolution to the Sino-US trade war was a Wall Street Journal report that said negotiations had hit a snag over farm purchases.
In the cautious climate, the yen and the Swiss franc, two currencies considered safe-havens, held onto gains against the dollar.
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