Asia shares turn sluggish ahead of Trump speech

Asian share markets got off to a sluggish start on Tuesday amid uncertainty over both the Sino-U.S. trade talks and the domestic political situation in Hong Kong.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS eased 0.05%, following a sharp 1.2% pullback on Monday.

Japan’s Nikkei .N225 dithered either side of flat, while South Korean stocks .KS11 inched up 0.3%. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 was off 0.1% in quiet trade.

Caution ruled ahead of a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Economic Club of New York later in the day in case there was any new word on the…

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