Asian stocks rise on S&P futures bounce


On Monday, shares in Asia enjoyed gains as a bounce in United States stock futures soothed sentiment amid president Donald Trump’s twitter banter with China regarding trade issues a couple of days ahead of President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech.

Reports that United States forces had struck sites in Syria garnered little reactions, the said strike was presumed as a retaliation for a supposed chemical attack on civilians there.

As stated by Trump on Sunday, a big price will be paid following reports from medical aid groups stating that dozens of people were slaughtered by poison gas in a besieged rebel-held town.

However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Pentagon officials denied the reports of United States force strikes which left the markets confused.

Investors in Asia are currently encouraged that the E-mini futures for the S&P were nevertheless the same with gains of 0.4 percent. On the other hand, NASDAQ futures increased 0.6 percent.

MSCI’s largest index of Asia Pacific shares out of Japan rose 0.1 percent. Nikkei of Japan was mostly flat while KOSPI of South Korea gained 0.2 percent.

Investors were mainly cautious on Sunday following Trump’s claims that China would ultimately remove its trade barriers, stating that this was the right thing to do.

On Thursday, Trump had yet again threatened to impose $100 billion additional tariffs on Chinese imports, on the other side, Beijing stated that is is full prepared and is ready to reply with a savage counter attack.

According to analysts, the drama would last longer than expected due to the lengthy public discussion about U.S. tariff proposals that were meant to be slapped as soon as possible, are going to be likely imposed


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