August 10, 2020

Most Asia markets rise but trade talks, stimulus cause worry

Hong Kong (AFP) – Asian markets mostly rose Monday, with investors keeping a wary eye on China-US trade talks planned for the weekend, which come after Washington imposed sanctions on several Hong Kong officials, further straining tensions between the superpowers.Adding to uncertainty was US lawmakers’ inability to find common ground on a much-needed, new stimulus for the world’s top economy, with executive orders signed by Donald Trump considered sticking plasters for a crippling crisis.Washington on Friday hit a group of Chinese and Hong Kong officials — including the city’s leader Carrie L…


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