Most Asian shares declined as little progress in U.S.-China talks renewed concerns that trade disputes will escalate further.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added less than 0.1 percent to 163.25 as of 4:23 p.m. in Hong Kong, holding this week’s advance at 0.7 percent. Singapore stocks were the biggest decliners in the region, with the Straits Times Index falling 1 percent. A post-results slump in AIA Group Ltd dragged Hong Kong’s benchmark down 0.4 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 erased earlier losses after Treasurer Scott Morrison became the country’s prime minister.
Source : Bloomberg