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asian-markets1_18jun18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly declining and U.S. stock futures are lower on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade spat between the two nations. Trump said he has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to identify $200 billion of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent.

Indian shares may follow global peers lower on Tuesday, although weakening oil prices may offer some support at bottom levels. Oil prices dipped in Asian deals as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on China imports and markets factored in a likely rise in supplies. OPEC's production...

The Japanese stock market is extending losses on Tuesday from the previous session following the mixed cues from Wall Street and on a stronger safe-haven yen after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index...

The Thai stock market has moved lower in four straight sessions, surrendering almost 50 points or 2.8 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,690-point plateau and it's expected to be rangebound on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The Australian stock market is rising on Tuesday, with investors shrugging off the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street and news that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose additional 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods. A rebound in commodity prices also lifted resources...

Ahead of Monday's holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Hong Kong stock market had moved lower in three straight sessions, tumbling almost 800 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Hang Send Index now rests just above the 30,300-point plateau and it may open under pressure again on Tuesday. The...

Ahead of Monday's holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival, the China stock market has moved lower in three straight trading days, surrendering almost 60 points or 2 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,020-point plateau and it's likely to extend its losses on Tuesday. The...

Ahead of Monday's holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Taiwan stock market had moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had retreated more than 105 points or 0.9 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 11,090-point plateau although...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in four straight trading days, surrendering more than 115 points or 3.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,325-point plateau and it may open under pressure again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in six consecutive trading days, sliding more than 40 points or 2.4 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,740-point plateau and it may open in the red again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The losing streak has reached four sessions now for the South Korea stock market, which has tumbled almost 100 points or 4 percent in that span. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,375-point plateau and it may open under pressure again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

Indian shares ended a range-bound session modestly lower on Monday, tracking weak global cues as fears of a global trade war resurfaced. While metal stocks led declines, shares of state-run oil marketing companies soared on the back of falling oil prices ahead of a key OPEC meeting on Friday in Vienna...

markets-111714_18jun18.jpg Asian stocks fell on Monday as oil extended Friday's slump and escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China curbed investors' appetite for risk. Oil extended the drop from late last week amid fears of a global trade war as well as expectations that major oil producers will soon start to increase...

Indian shares opened lower on Monday, although a sharp fall in oil prices helped limit overall losses. U.S. crude futures fell over 1 percent in Asian trade after tumbling around 3 percent on Friday on concerns about rising output and expectations that OPEC and its allies may increase supplies. The...

asian-market-100912_17jun18.jpg Asian stock markets are in negative territory on Monday amid an escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China after the world's two largest economies announced tit-for-tat trade tariffs last week. In addition, weak commodity prices weighed on resources stocks. Crude oil prices extended losses in Asian trading after falling sharply on Friday.

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