[NEW YORK] Hopes that a breakthrough is imminent in the US-China negotiations sent a buoyant Wall Street to fresh records on Friday, with all three major indices posting all-time highs.

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SINGAPORE equities turned in a positive showing to close the week out as hopes for a mini trade deal were lifted after a White House official said "enormous progress" has been made.

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THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) flagged "unusual price movements" in Catalist-listed GS Holdings' shares on Friday.

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes hit record highs at open as upbeat comments related to US-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials...

SINGAPORE equities managed turn in a positive performance to close the week out as hopes for a mini trade deal were lifted after a White House economic aide said "enormous progress" has been made...

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 1.2 points to 1,594.75.

[LONDON] European stock markets rose at the open on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.3 per cent at 7,316.18 points.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished barely moved Friday, bringing an end to a tumultuous week that has seen the city crippled by violent protests, which show no sign of abating.

[SEOUL] South Korean shares ended higher on Friday as White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow's remarks revived hopes that Washington and Beijing were close to signing a trade deal.

[BENGALURU] Australian shares advanced on Friday, capping a second straight week of gains, as fresh signs of progress in the US-China trade talks brightened the mood for risky assets.