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SE Asia Stocks-End higher as Trump comment lifts hopes on trade talks with China

Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Wednesday, as optimism swept across broader Asia after upbeat comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on reaching a trade deal with China allayed trade conflict worries between Washington and Beijing. Trump in an interview to Reuters said talks were taking place with Beijing by phone and he would not r

HK stocks rise on hopes of more China stimulus, fewer Fed rate hikes

Hong Kong stocks rose on Wednesday as market participants forecast a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the U.S. and possible policy stimulus in China. ** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 1.6 percent at 26,186.71, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 1.7 percent. ** Gains were recorded across the board. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares was up 0.7 percent, the IT sector climbed 1.5 percent, while the financial sector ended 1.

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