Moreover, none of the commitments that US officials said had been given by China, including reducing its 40 per cent tariffs on autos, were agreed to in writing and specifics had yet to be hammered out.
Telecommunications equipment giant ZTE, which was temporarily banned by the United States from buying parts from American suppliers for three months this year, continued to be positive ending up 0.72 per cent to HK$16.86, though gains were marginal in comparison to its 7.9 per cent jump on Monday.
Still, major US indexes closed below their highs from earlier in the session.
And on Sunday the United States president said Beijing had agreed to cut tariffs on auto imports.
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The so-called "inversion" of the yield curve is the first since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007 and to many investors sounded an alarm about a looming USA economic slowdown.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at US$ 52.60 per barrel at 0032 GMT, up US$ 1.67 per barrel, or 3.2 percent from their last close.
And Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pacific trade at OANDA said there was "complete confusion" over details of the Trump-Xi deal. The announcement of the trade truce boosted both the Shanghai Composite Index and the Hang Seng Index by as much as 2.6 percent each.
Emerging marketcurrencies, which have suffered in recent months amid increased trade-related tensions, advanced and MSCI's index for emerging currencies.MIEM00000CUS was up 0.6 percent.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 1.0 per cent to 22,356.80 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.5 per cent to 2,120.65.
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Other top US employers included Zoom Video Communications , Procore Technologies , and Boston Consulting Group. The company that topped the list scored 4.5 and the company that ranked 50th still scored 4.2.
Price gains of more than two dollars a barrel were pared back after Qatar said it would leave OPEC next year as it looks to concentrate on its gas production, though it would continue to pump crude.
BREXIT: The pound has spiked higher after a top official at the European Union's highest court advised that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU.
The advocate general's advice is non-binding, but the prospect of a route out of the Brexit process cheered the market, even as Prime Minister Theresa May pressed ahead with plans for a parliamentary debate on her proposed divorce deal.
Germany's 10-year government bond, the benchmark for the euro area, initially rose four basis points to 0.347 percent DE10YT=RR , then eased to 0.3 percent.
Notable on Tuesday was Hong Kong developer Rivera Holdings which soared 54.5 per cent during the day to 85 HK cents, its highest level since July 1988, before later trimming gains to end at 58 cents. Against the dollar, the pound fell to its lowest since October at US$1.2708, down almost 0.7 per cent from the day's highs.
In pre-market Wall Street trading, Apple shares were down nearly 2 percent after leading the rally on Monday.
The dollar had come under pressure last week when comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell were interpreted by markets as hinting at a slower pace of rate hikes.
But the hearing is expected to be postponed to Thursday because major exchanges will be closed on Wednesday in honour of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died on Saturday at the age of 94. One of the company's suppliers, Cirrus Logic, trimmed its revenue outlook, more evidence that the latest iPhones are not selling well.
The yen gained 0.6 percent to 112.94 yen per dollar. It ticked up $2.23 to $61.69 a barrel in London.
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A year before that, Mr Singh was arrested and released on bail for allegedly assaulting a doctor during his concert. The arrest took place at 3 am in the morning from a bar located at Bur Dubai and was then taken to Abu Dhabi jail.
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If parliament rejects her deal, May has warned Britain could leave without a deal or that there could be no Brexit at all. Those loyal to the prime minister have urged her to delay the vote, arguing that, at the moment, it is unwinnable.
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It was was stopped by the Engineered Material Arresting System, created to stop an aircraft that goes off the end of a runway. At the time of the incident visibility at the airport reportedly dropped to one mile amid the heavy rain.
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Nicholls successfully challenged a leg-before verdict on nine and was dropped on 50 by Imam-ul-Haq off a luckless Yasir. Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls have scored a record fifth wicket partnership for New Zealand against Pakistan .
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Another is that startled eels get stuck there while attempting to flee the seals as the predators forage for food beneath rocks. Once revealed the seal was in good health, social media users couldn't help but poke a little fun at the "rebel" sea creature.