Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index surged 2.56 percent, while the broader Topix was up 1.64 percent, also on hopes of a breakthrough in US-China trade relations. In Beijing that was seen as an insult to Xi , who sent a personal emissary to Washington for the negotiations, and cemented a view that Trump's real goal was to thwart China's rise.
The CPEC is a $46 billion-worth infrastructure project funded by China that aims at increasing the region's integrity by connecting the Pakistani port city of Gwadar and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region via transportation routes. In a meeting with Chinese IDCPC Minister Song Tao in Beijing , he said such exchanges would ensure that the exceptional friendship between Pakistan and China endured from generation to generation.
This year, there will also be a big marketing push behind the seasonal cups as part of Starbucks' overall media strategy Brewer said. If it seems a bit early for this, that's because Starbucks usually releases its holiday offerings seven to 10 days later in the year, chief operating officer Rosalind Brewer told CNBC .
Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. Traders said oil was lifted along with Asian stock markets after a phone call between the U.S. Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation have said they will pump enough to meet demand once US sanctions are imposed. The rise in U.S. oil production to an all-time high of 11.2 mln bpd also weighed on global prices of the fuel.
A Bloomberg report said the United States president had asked officials to begin drafting a potential trade agreement with China , citing unnamed sources. Oil prices recovered after Thursday's plunge of more than two percent on oversupply worries, with USA sanctions on Iran due within days but other major producers ready to pick up the slack.
Trump told The Washington Times in an interview published Friday that he didn't view it as a "Willie Horton ad at all". THE FACTS: No. This is akin to blaming Republicans for criminals who entered the country illegally under Presidents Trump or George W.