It is not every day that US President Donald Trump lightens the mood. But amid the gloom that has descended on Hong Kong amid an escalation in protests, a delay in tariffs on some items until December 15 announced overnight could be welcomed – even embraced – by some sections of the markets.
It should not come as a surprise that US markets all closed higher overnight. The S&P 500 rose 1.48 per cent, the Nasdaq was up 1.95 per cent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.48 per cent.
Stay with us, Louise Moon and Azar Zaidi in Hong Kong, as we keep track of bourses in the city and mainland China on what could be another interesting day for stocks.