Asia markets mixed as traders weigh stimulus, China-US tension


Majority of Asian markets are down this morning, including Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai. – AFP file pic, August 6, 2020.

ASIAN markets were mixed today following a two-day rally, with nervous investors keeping an eye on stuttering stimulus talks in Washington, while China-US tensions continued to weigh on confidence.

And while there were hopes over the development of a vaccine, the rapid spread of the disease around the world and fresh flare-ups that have caused renewed lockdowns, were keeping a lid on buying sentiment and sending safe-haven gold soaring to record highs.


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