Trump said Sunday on Twitter that trade negotiators had made "substantial progress." China's state news agency Xinhua said the Chinese delegation had reported "substantial progress on specific issues."
"It was the postponement and a big surprise, not really, but it's the news that the market wants to hear," said Societe Generale currency strategist Kit Juckes
Trump said he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping "to conclude an agreement" if the talks continue to advance.
Trump's remarks and comments from Xi on the country's financial sector were cheered by Chinese investors. Xi said over the weekend that China should strengthen its financial sector's ability to serve the real economy.
That includes "the need to establish a standard, transparent, open, dynamic and resilient capital market," according to a report by Xinhua
2. The biggest show in mobile tech: Mobile World Congress is underway in Barcelona, and one company is going over the event – China's Huawei
The devices are clearly innovative but it may be a while before consumers can take full advantage of their features.
"No matter how innovative and technologically advanced the new device is, it will take a lot more time for a critical mass of consumers to experience the benefits of foldable phones and 5G technology," said Thomas Husson, an analyst at Forrester CNN Business.
Huawei's standoff with the United States is also likely to feature in many of the conversations this week about the future of wireless technology. Huawei is a crucial part of China's efforts to advance super-fast 5G networks but has been labeled a national security threat by the United States, which is lobbying other countries not to use its equipment.
"This is not something that should be decided by politics," Huawei chairman Guo Ping said Sunday in Barcelona. The company has repeatedly denied that its products pose a security threat.
Guo said he was hoping "independent sovereign states" will make "independent decisions based on their own understanding of the situation and will not just listen to someone else's order."
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