"Market sentiment is still positive due to the atmosphere of the trade war negotiations, but at least for the coming three months the market will still fluctuate over uncertainty on whether the negotiations will go smoothly or not", said Gordon Tsui, managing director of Hantec Pacific. Regarding its effects on the market, futures contracts on the S&P 500 Index rose by as much as 1.9 percent within the first minutes of trading and have stayed relatively the same over the course of the trading day.
Meanwhile, the US yield curve focused investors' minds.
The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.29 per cent, or 78.40 points, to 27,260.44, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index gained 0.23 per cent, or 25.38 points, to 10,907.54.
European equity markets soared, then settled for cruising altitude on Monday (Dec 3) after China and the United States clinched a trade war truce, while oil prices surged on production cut expectations.
But even before the trading day ended, major US indexes pulled back from intraday highs as investors pondered unresolved issues between the two countries. The main question that investors now need answers for is how long can this trade truce rally really last, and is it also possible for further progress in trade talks between the United States and China from this trade truce?
The onshore yuan, which trades on China's domestic markets, has rallied 1.8% this week, making for its largest two-day gain since July 2005 - when China tossed away its currency peg and replaced it with a more flexible foreign-exchange regime.
Already, there was confusion over when the 90-day period would start.
A White House official had said it started on December 1, while earlier, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters it would start on January 1.
Dyche 'confused' with Liverpool boss Klopp's comments
Goals from James Milner , Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri saw Liverpool come from behind to beat Burnley on Wednesday night. Liverpool kept up their unbeaten record and kept up the pressure on Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley .
Yield curve inverts for first time in a decade
Of course, that's still "pretty doggone tight", said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives at Charles Schwab. He's a finance professor at Duke, and the man who first demonstrated that the yield curve can act as a recession predictor.
US Treasury yields pulled back from Friday's over-two-month lows.
Analysts expect the two-year, 10-year yield curve - seen as a predictor of a US recession - to follow suit. The two-year yield touched 2.8251 per cent compared with a USA close of 2.833 per cent. This came after a major shareholder, Step Famous Investment which owns nearly 30 per cent of the company, made a cash offer to buy outstanding shares at 55 cents each, valuing Rivera at HK$1.43 billion. US crude oil futures settled at $52.95 per barrel, up 3.97 percent.
USA crude was 1.2 per cent higher at $53.58 per barrel, and Brent crude futures gained 1.1 per cent to $62.35 a barrel. 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.
Brent futures rose $1.62 to trade at $61.09 a barrel, while USA crude gained $1.52 to $52.45.
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.
Speculation is high the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russian Federation would agree some form of production cut at a meeting in Vienna on Thursday.
On currency markets the pound is struggling to bounce back against the dollar with MPs preparing to debate Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal as she struggles to win over enough people to support it. It ticked up $2.23 to $61.69 a barrel in London. Comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell were interpreted by markets as hinting at a slower pace of rate increases.
Among the precious metals, spot gold rose as dollar weakened, trading up 0.5 percent at $1,237.24 per ounce.
Not only is Piranha Plant a free DLC character for a limited time, it is also not part of the Smash Bros . Nintendo has made the Nintendo Switch Day-one Super Smash Bros Ultimate Patch available for download.
Here's how it works: "The Whopper Detour " campaign geofences 14,000 McDonald's locations across the U.S. from the new BK app. It also created a mixtape blasting McDonald's , Burger King and other chains earlier this year.
The CLPS contracts have a combined maximum value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years, so companies are eager to win them. NASA's current plan is to start by sending gear to the Moon , and build an orbiting lunar station beginning in 2022.
The court has however posted the petition for further hearing on Thursday without granting any stay on the release of the film. Besides that, Sara Ali Khan's fantastic performance in her debut movie is already being praised by the audience and celebs.
Earlier this week, the " Aaj Ki Party " singer took to his Instagram account to share a video from Dubai. They also reportedly stated the consulate hasn't been contacted by either Dubai officials or Mika Singh.
At Volkswagen Group, the next generation of flexible component sets will be the last engineered for internal combustion engines. Volkswagen Group has announced its intentions to bring the development of petrol and diesel powered cars to an end after 2026.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has received four bids in excess of £300m for the club. When we say, "business as usual", it's because we know that it will not change our plans.
Liverpool lose Joe Gomez for six weeks
I think Ben Mee's was a fantastic tackle. "I think the only one that was questionable was Bardo's". I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realised that.
Love Island's Jack And Dani Have Split Up
It is not yet known if they will still honour the agreement, however, their reality TV show will air as expected. Online: " Love Island: The Christmas Reunion was recorded last week and will still broadcast as planned".
The Cheesecake Factory is giving out free cheesecake today!
A spokesperson for DoorDash says the food delivery company is aware of the incident and cooperating with local law enforcement. The delivery app will also be offering a $0 delivery fee on all Cheesecake Factory orders from December 5 to December 11.
UK's Brexit vote to go ahead on schedule
The Times newspaper reported that senior ministers were urging the prime minister to delay it for fear of a rout. MPs have restarted their five-day long debate on Theresa May's Brexit deal in the House of Commons .
Men Charged in Panama Papers Investigation
Mr von der Goltz, 81, who is also German and used to live in the U.S. , was arrested in London on Monday. Mr Owens, a 50-year-old Panamanian citizen, worked for Mossack Fonseca as a lawyer and remains at large.