Asian stocks near three-week top, dollar eases after U.S. inflation
Asian shares rallied on Friday as risk appetite got a boost from soft U.S. inflation, helping alleviate worries of faster rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while investors also cheered U.S.-North Korean steps to further ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. https://www.investing.com/news/stock-mar...
US and Chinese officials to meet in Washington on Friday to discuss trade dispute: US official
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday that Liu He, China's top-ranking economic adviser, would come to Washington next week "to continue discussions with the president's economic team."
Trade talks in Beijing last week failed to produce any breakthroughs to stave off U.S. tariff threats on up to $150 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China's threats to retaliate in kind.
Any „sign of progress“ could trigger new upside momentum on Monday.
Major U.S. stock indexes finished down, although the Russell 2000 notched a record close.
The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note rose to 3.122 percent.
President Donald Trump said he doubted trade talks with China would be successful.
Brent crude futures rose above $80 per barrel, but settled lower. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/17/asia-mar...
Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives hopes of summit with North
It was the clearest sign yet that the on-again off-again summit between Trump and Kim is likely to be held as initially agreed, in Singapore on June 12.
Moon, who returned to Seoul earlier this week after a meeting with Trump, will announce details of the meeting with Kim on Sunday morning. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/26/south-ko...