SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

17May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stock markets were marginally higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 22,925.04 and South Korea’s Kospi index also added 0.2 percent to 2,452.48. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.1 percent to 30,965.82. The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.2 percent to 3,161.40.

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