THE announcement of another round of US tariffs on Chinese imports, set to commence on Sept 1, reignited simmering trade tensions and sent Asian markets down on Friday.

[HONG KONG] Asian markets rose Monday on growing optimism for a trade deal between China and the United States after reports said the two sides were close to a breakthrough.

[HONG KONG] Financial markets in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are closed on Thursday for a public holiday.

ASIAN markets rallied on Monday after a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as US jobs data beat forecasts and the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at a slower pace of interest rate hikes....

MARKET JITTERS

THE year is ending badly for stocks, and the coming 12 months seem fraught with uncertainty.

STOCKS

ADBS chief investment officer Hou Wey Fook said that the results were overall positive for financial markets because the political gridlock caused by a split Congress will weigh on fiscal stimulus...