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Donald Trump said on Thursday he believed China wanted to make a trade deal and that the dispute would be fairly short.
The futures market was clearly expecting drastic action as it priced in a greater chance the Fed would have to cut rates by half a point at its September meeting
Former emperor Akihito, stepped down in the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in two centuries.
Anti-government protests were planned in different locations in the Asian financial hub, including one at the city's international airport for a third day.
Some power had been restored to homes by Sunday while a portion of suspended railway lines resumed operations.
The broadside poses a major commercial challenge to Cathay, which already reported tumbling bookings last week as a result of the anti-government protests gripping Hong Kong.
The United States also this week declared China a currency manipulator after it allowed the yuan to slip below 7 to the dollar.
Increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to the central government in Beijing.
The escalating cycle of violence has prompted travel warnings from countries including the United States and Australia.
Data next week is expected to confirm Singapore experienced its slowest pace of expansion in a decade in the second quarter on a year-on-year basis.
Beijing helped by fixing the yuan at a firmer level than many had feared, even though it was beyond 7 per dollar level for the first time since the global financial crisis.
Talk of more action to prop up oil markets from Saudi Arabia and other producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) also supported crude prices.
Selling pressure was mild compared with the last few sessions, when trade tensions intensified by the day.
Washington seeks early opening of Japan's agriculture sector including reductions in 38.5% tariffs on US beef imports.
Citing law enforcement officials, multiple media reports named the suspect as Patrick Crusius.
Protest organisers said over 40,000 people participated in Friday's rally, while the police put the number at 13,000.
Trump was frustrated by the failure to advance the trade agenda during the Shanghai talks, and had gathered his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss how to proceed.
Japan is wary of making too many concessions on politically sensitive areas like agriculture, without having Washington agree on cutting tariffs on Japanese auto parts.
Singapore's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in a decade in the second quarter due to a drop in manufacturing output and exports.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan faltered 0.6%, extending losses for a fifth day to the lowest since mid-June.