Hang Seng Index closes down, as local political uncertainty offsets optimism in US-China trade detente
- Top US-China trade negotiators talk on phone about partial trade deal
- Pro-democracy sweep puts Hong Kong on likely collision course with Beijing, says analyst Brock Silvers
Good day, traders.
The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.3 per cent while the Shanghai Composite Index eked out a small gain. Uncertainty about what's ahead for protests in the city and signs of progress in trade talks drove sentiment.
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-- Deb Price in Hong Kong and Daniel Ren in Shanghai