Representatives from the Chinese side say they think it likely that Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the G-20 meeting later this month. But in order to reach a trade...China Economyread more
Software engineers straight out of college often make six-figure salaries, not counting equity compensation.Technologyread more
Wall Street, though, is clamoring for a rate cut, with an 85% chance of a move in July and a 61% probability of three reductions by year's end.The Fedread more
A company spokesperson said the outage was the result of a "an internal technology issue" and was not security related.Retailread more
The flattening of the yield curve is exuding a bad omen for the stock market if history is any guide.Marketsread more
Using MIT's living wage calculator, CNBC Make It mapped out the minimum amount a single parent must earn to meet their basic needs without relying on outside help in every...Earnread more
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced at a press conference on Saturday that a contentious bill to allow extraditions to mainland China has been put on hold.China Politicsread more
Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane, which flew once, is up for sale, sources familiar told CNBC.Investing in Spaceread more
Transparency is key… or is it? With the first-ever non-transparent, actively managed exchange-traded fund receiving approval from the SEC, "ETF Edge" goes straight to the...ETF Edgeread more
Mired in a crisis over its best-selling 737 Max plane, Boeing could hand the spotlight over to its rival Airbus at the Paris Air Show.Airlinesread more
A new update to the Apple Watch called watchOS 6 will notify you if the environment you're in is too loud and could damage your hearing.Technologyread more
Asia markets were broadly negative on Tuesday, amid concerns over the ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China.
Mainland China markets closed lower following Monday's public holiday. The Shanghai composite ended the trading day lower by 0.58 percent at around 2,781.14 while the Shenzhen composite also slipped by 0.54 percent to close at about 1,437.31.
In Australia, the ASX 200 closed largely flat, with the heavily weighted financial sector seeing a loss of 0.67 percent. Commonwealth Bank of Australia shares closed lower by 1.08 percent while Westpac Banking Corp's stock slipped by about 1.17 percent.
Markets in Hong Kong and South Korea are closed for public holidays.
The U.S.-China trade remained a focus for markets, with the two economic powerhouses exchanging trade blows on Monday as new tariffs went into effect. China had earlier rejected an invitation by the U.S. to restart trade negotiations.
On Monday, China also released a white paper where it outlined Beijing's response to criticisms leveled against it by the U.S.
"China does not want a trade war, but it is not afraid of one and will fight one if necessary," Beijing said in the paper.
William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, told CNBC on Tuesday that the conflict between Washington and Beijing is "going to get worse."
It's very possible that the Trump administration is going to start applying tariffs to "just about all" Chinese imports into the U.S., he added.
"It has to end with the two leaders coming up with some kind of accommodation," Zarit said.
In oil markets, prices continued ticking up in the afternoon of Asian trade. As of 2:57 p.m. HK/SIN, the global benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.41 percent at $81.53 per barrel, while U.S. crude futures saw an increase of 0.31 percent at $72.30 per barrel.
On Monday, Brent crude prices spiked by more than 3 percent on the back of both Saudi Arabia and Russia ruling out any immediate increase in oil production.
In market action overnight on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 181.45 points to close at 26,562.05. The also slid by 0.4 percent to close at 2,919.37, while the Nasdaq Composite bucked the trend and rose 0.1 percent to 7,993.25.
The moves stateside came on the back of reports that U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was on the verge of resigning or being fired. The White House later released a statement saying Rosenstein and President Donald Trump "will meet on Thursday" amid the conflicting media reports.
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of currencies, was at 94.219 as of 2:55 p.m. HK/SIN, paring some of its earlier gains.
— Reuters contributed to this report.