Asia Pacific Stocks Mixed amid Renewed US-China Trade Uncertainty



Eustance Huang | CNBC

  • Shares in Asia Pacific were mixed on Tuesday.
  • In overnight market action stateside, stocks recovered from most of their losses amid hopes that China and the U.S. could still strike a trade deal despite a recent re-escalation in tensions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday amid renewed tensions between the U.S. and China after Washington said tariffs on Chinese goods will rise on Friday.

The Chinese markets, which plunged more than 5% on Monday, attempted to stage a recovery during Tuesday’s session. The Shanghai composite rose 0.69% to close at about 2,926.39 and the Shenzhen component added 1.63% to finish its trading day at 9,089.46. The Shenzhen composite advanced 1.617% to close at approximately 1,540.31.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index also added more than 0.3%, as of its final hour of trading, as shares of life insurer AIA gained beyond 1.5%.

The Nikkei 225 in Japan, which returned to the first day of trade following an extended holiday period, slipped 1.51% to close at 21,923.72 as shares of index heavyweight Fanuc dropped more than 3%. The Topix index also declined 1.12% to finish its trading day at 1,599.84.

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