The growing global trade dispute shows no sign of abating, with Trump saying in a CNBC interview aired on Friday that he's "ready to go" with tariffs on $500bn of Chinese imports.
Around 1030 GMT, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 0.8 percent compared with Monday's close. Australian shares .axjo were off 0.1 percent while the New Zealand market .nz50 was down 0.4 percent. In a tweet the same day, he accused China, the European Union and other countries of "manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower". "It does feel like we are hearing far too much from the President's Twitter account at the moment and the market is not receiving many of his comments well", said Nick Twidale, analyst at Rakuten Securities Australia.
Trump's warnings last week about excessive rate hikes also widened the gap between short- and long-term Treasury yields.
The yen rose after Reuters and other media reported that the Bank of Japan is actively discussing changes to its policies.
USA 10-year Treasury yields US10YT=RR hit the highest in a month, trading at 2.9615 percent.
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An Associated Press employee who lives in the area reported seeing a crashed auto into a utility pole outside the store. It's still unclear if the manager, 27-year-old Melyda Corado, was shot by Atkins or officers who were returning fire.
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They are looking into what extent Strauss may have examined high school-aged students during his time at the university. Those allegations range from 1979 to 1997, during most of Strauss' two decades on the faculty and medical staff.
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On North Korea, Trump said the Russian president "agrees with what I'm doing and that I'm doing a great job. I will tell you though: "it better not be, it better not be", Trump told CBS News .
May said China's gross domestic product growth forecast for 2018 was revised up to 6.4 percent from 6.3 percent despite increased trade headwinds.
"Nonetheless, the trade numbers that were released for Singapore and Japan were worse than expected".
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 13.83 points, or 0.06 percent, to 25,044.29, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 5.15 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,806.98 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 21.68 points, or 0.28 percent, to 7,841.87. The reason why President Trump is becoming very nervous on the us dollar is because the Fed, led by Chair (Jerome) Powell, is continuing policy firming.
"While oil prices were the primary beneficiary of the weekend's headline battle between President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani, that boost started to fizzle as traders then veered to oversupply concerns", said Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pacific trading at Oanda trading group. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 1.2 percent higher at $68.85 a barrel, after falling as low as $67.08 on Tuesday, its lowest since June 22. Worldwide benchmark Brent crude was trading 1.4 percent up at $73.97 per barrel by 1014 GMT, having hit a low of $71.19 on Wednesday, its lowest since April 17.
Spot gold was little changed near a one-week high at $1,229 an ounce while USA gold futures for August delivery were marginally lower at $1,229.80 an ounce.