Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

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ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the Economic Club of New York. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.1% to 23,362.24, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.1% to 26,947.66. South Korea's Kospi edged 0.2% higher to 2,127.35. The Shanghai Composite index dropped 0.4% to 2,897.23 while Australia's S&P ASX/200 shed 0.5% 6,740.60. Shares rose in Taiwan, Bangkok and Singapore but fell in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. "With so much riding in Asia on an interim trade deal to get the region'
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