[BENGALURU] Australian shares were flat on Monday, as extended losses in financials offset gains enjoyed by miners on the back of robust base metal prices.

[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong edged down at the open on Monday after a tough week dominated by fears over the China-US trade war.

SINGAPORE stocks started the week on lower ground, with the Straits Times Index down 0.87 point or 0.03 per cent to 3169.02 as at 9.02am on Monday.

MALAYSIA share prices opened higher on Monday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 3.55 points to 1,601.87 at 9.04am.

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Monday:

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index edged up at the open on Monday as investors awaited US-Japan summit talks later on the day.

WALL STREET INSIGHT

US stocks endured another volatile week, edging down for their fifth straight weekly loss as indexes oscillated alongside expectations for the end of a trade war and a chaotic Brexit.

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REGIONAL markets head into the end of May with a very different outlook from the one when the month started, with observers looking to this week's data releases in Asia for clues on growth...

[BENGALURU] European shares rose on Friday after US President Donald Trump predicted a swift end to a damaging trade war with China.

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from US President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China...