Bulls And Bears

Asian bourses down after roller-coaster week

Hope over Nafta talks gives way to fears as Trump threatens to pull US from WTO

Most regional markets ended lower yesterday after a roller-coaster week dominated by global trade issues.

It began well with optimism surrounding the United States-Mexico North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) talks but was overshadowed by new fears.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2018, with the headline 'Asian bourses down after roller-coaster week'. Print Edition | Subscribe