August 6, 2020

Asia markets mixed as traders weigh stimulus, China-US tension

Hong Kong (AFP) – Asian markets were mixed Thursday following a two-day rally, with nervous investors keeping an eye on stuttering stimulus talks in Washington, while China-US tensions continued to weigh on confidence.And while there were hopes over the development of a vaccine, the rapid spread of the disease around the world and fresh flare-ups that have caused renewed lockdowns, were keeping a lid on buying sentiment and sending safe-haven gold soaring to record highs.All three main indexes on Wall Street ended with gains Wednesday — the Nasdaq at another record — on bets US lawmakers wil…


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