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Asian stocks mostly decline with Trump-Xi meeting awaited
On Thursday, Asian stocks mostly eased, with traders eagerly waiting for the tone of summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida.
Japanese markets dropped on a stronger yen with the Nikkei 225 sliding 1.40%.
Additionally, Toshiba sacked the chairman of Westinghouse Electric, its American nuclear subsidiary, before the latter dared to file for bankruptcy the previous week. As a result, the Japanese conglomerate faces billions of US dollars in losses because of huge cost overruns incurred by Westinghouse. In Asia trade Toshiba stocks stood still.
The Shanghai composite grew 0.15%, Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 0.48%. The Caixin services PMI for March in China hit a six-month minimum of 52.2, which is below expectations.
Overnight, American stocks closed lower after the Fed minutes from its March gathering. The major US bank dropped a hint that it would start shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later in 2017.
The European central bank will publish the main refinancing rate and make a statement on Thursday, July 16, at 14:45 MT time. Also, the ECB’s press conference will be later at 15:30 MT time.
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The Canadian central bank will announce interest rates and make a speech on Wednesday, July 15, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be later at 18:15 MT time.