Asia Markets Lower On Renewed Us-china Trade Concerns


SHANGHAI – Asian shares moved lower on Thursday as investors fretted about new setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks, but negative sentiment was tempered by U.S. Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggesting it would not raise the tempo at which it increases interest rates.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was flat, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index .N225 was 0.6 percent lower.

A day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not pleased with trade talks between the United States and China, he called for “a different structure” in any trade deal. The move added to uncertainty over the negotiations and prompted a fall in stock markets.

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