SHANGHAI (Reuters) – 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 U.S. factory data added to the investor gloom. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song But European shares, which had also slumped following Trump’s tariff announcement, were expected to rise on Tuesday. Pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures were up 0.41% in early trades, while German DAX futures added 0.45% and FTSE futures gained 0.26%. U.S. S&P 500 e-mini stock futures also pointed higher, rising 0.2% to 3,120.5. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.43% as Australian shares recorded their worst day in two months with a 2.2% drop. Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.64%. But some Asian indexes rebounded in afternoon trade from session lows. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index fell as much as 0.62% before clawing back to register small gains. The Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.08% after earlier hitting its lowest point since Aug. 26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was 0.24% lower after earlier falling as… Read full this story
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