Bulls And Bears

Asian stocks lift despite new US tariff threats

Investors growing less sensitive to US-China trade spat, reshuffling portfolios

Asian stock markets headed higher yesterday, with investors growing increasingly desensitised to the United States-China trade conflict.

The more positive mood came despite President Donald Trump's new threats to slap tariffs on an additional US$100 billion (S$132 billion) of Chinese imports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Asian stocks lift despite new US tariff threats'. Print Edition | Subscribe