With the US ratcheting up pressure on China via trade tariffs and a crackdown on one of its biggest technology companies, China counters by encouraging more homegrown innovation.
US stocks extend gains in a broad-based rally as a sharp slowdown in May domestic job growth raised hopes of an interest rate cut, while the United States' decision to delay tariffs on Chinese goods lifted the mood.
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Bourses rose in the US and in major European and Asian centres, concluding the first quarter with a flourish.
Shares remained under moderate pressure throughout the session as investors cashed in on recent gains.
Tokyo stocks had risen in early trade, tracking gains on Wall Street following the latest encouraging reports from the US-China trade talks.
The benchmark S&P is now just about 4% away from its record closing high in September.
There was little impact on the market from the Bank Of Japan's decision to keep monetary policy steady.
About an hour into the day's trading, the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially flat at 25,695.29.
Investors were cheered by the US manufacturing sector's boost in January while wholesale inflation was tame in February.
Investors are watching the outcome of the Brexit vote as it has been one of the persistent uncertainties in the market.
Shares of American Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways also dropped between 1.1% and 2.5% on the news.
Traders remain vigilant on developments in US-China trade talks, with conflicting comments from both sides on the progress.
Stocks in Saudi Arabia climbed the highest, boosted by banking shares amid plans by the govt to not increase an Islamic levy on local lenders.
It is said that global indicators have been weaker than expected, even when President Donald Trump predicting a 'very big spike' in US markets once there's a trade deal with China.
All of the Topix's 33 subsectors were in the red, with cyclical stocks such as shippers and machinery firms leading the losses.
The declines came after the ECB slashed its 2019 economic growth and inflation forecasts.
Asian shares rose marginally in early trade on Thursday as investors awaited some kind of resolution to Sino-US trade negotiations.