Shares in Asia jumped on Friday afternoon after sources told CNBC Thursday that Washington and Beijing have agreed to a phase one trade deal in principle, pending U.S. President Donald Trump's approval.CNBC
The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, capping a year where the Fed cut its benchmark rate three times. The central bank also indicated it does not expect any policy changes through at least 2020.CNBC
Chinese consumer inflation jumped in November, according to date released by the country's National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. On the other hand, producer prices in China declined in the same month, with the Producer Price Index (PPI) for November falling 1.4% year-on-year.CNBC
Shares in Asia traded higher Wednesday morning as investors look for concrete developments on U.S.-China trade as the threat of increased tariffs looms.CNBC
Monday's slide in U.S. stocks prompted at least one large investors to load up big on stock options that would guard against a sharper hit to stocks into the start of next year.U.S.
* Indexes off: Dow 0.4%, S&P 0.4%, Nasdaq 0.46% (Updates to close, adds commentary, changes byline)in.reuters.com
Wall Street's major indexes ended Friday's shortened session lower as U.S.-China discord over Hong Kong fueled investor anxiety about their trade talks and retail stocks dipped as in-store Black Friday sales appeared to draw smaller crowds.IN