shares shook off a quiet start to reach new 19-month highs on Monday ahead of
the expected signing of a phase 1 China-U.S. trade deal, although markets have
yet to see the details of the agreement.
bourses looked set to take a more skeptical view of the deal,
Asian shares fell on Tuesday after U.S President Donald Trump
stunned markets by imposing tariffs on imports from Brazil and Argentina,
rekindling fears over global trade tensions, while weak US factory data added
to the investor gloom.
European shares, which had also slumped following trump’s tariff announcement,
were expected to
Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday on risk-off sentiment
after the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump
and amid renewed worries over the US-China trade conflict.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.36%, or 78.69
points, to 22,020.15, while the broader Topix index fell 0.18