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Asia Markets: Asian markets inch down ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20

Asian markets mostly edged down in slow trading early Monday, as investors awaited a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this week.

The leaders of the U.S. and China are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Osaka, Japan. Trade negotiators from the two nations recently have been in contact, discussing ways to resolve their disputes and “consolidate the important consensus” ahead of the summit, the Associated Press reported.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.21% slipped 0.2% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, -1.28% retreated 1.2%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -1.64% fell 1.6%.

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