Chinese trade negotiators suddenly canceled a visit to meet U.S. farmers after they wrapped up trade talks in Washington this week.Marketsread more
The Pentagon will deploy U.S. forces to the Middle East on the heels of the Iranian attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper...Defenseread more
President Trump also said he is "not looking for a partial deal" with Beijing, moving away from his suggestion last week that he would consider an "interim deal."Politicsread more
Progress on trade talks will determine how far market will move above new highs.Trader Talk with Bob Pisaniread more
"Sure, the trade war's taking its toll on business ... it's just not taking its toll where it was supposed to," Jim Cramer says.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump Friday to release the transcript of a call with a foreign leader that is the subject of a whistleblower complaint. Biden described...Politicsread more
For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.Marketsread more
Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four...Wall Streetread more
Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit sent into the coffers of his independent production...Politicsread more
The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown just 11 days after signing the wide receiver. The NFL Super Bowl champion team initially had kept him in the face of a rape...Sportsread more
A tour bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities...U.S. Newsread more
* MSCI's EM stocks index slips 0.4%; Shanghai Composite down 0.6%
* U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a trade deal with China
* Turkish lira weaker ahead of central bank rate decision
June 12 (Reuters) - Emerging-market stocks fell on Wednesday after reaching their highest in nearly a month on Tuesday, as fears grew that the U.S.-China trade war would intensify. Turkey's lira weakened before a central bank meeting.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had no interest in moving ahead unless Beijing agrees to four or five "major points", which he did not specify, curbing risk appetite towards developing-world assets.
Turkey's lira was 0.2% weaker. Analysts polled by Reuters expect the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey to leave its weekly repo rate at 24% when it meets later on Wednesday.
"We don't expect the CBRT to surprise at today's MPC meeting, we think the benchmark one-week repo rate will remain unchanged at 24%," Cristian Maggio, head of EM strategy at TD Securities, wrote in a note.
"With inflation decelerating further in May (down to 18.7% year on year from 19.5% in April), and real rates in excess of 5% now, there could be an attempt to cut the tightness of monetary policy, or signal promptness to do so."
MSCI's developing-world stocks index dropped 0.4%. Stocks in China fell 0.6%.
Hong Kong-traded stocks lost 1.9% and local interbank interest rates shot up as protests shut down parts of the city and demand for cash surged.
Istanbul-listed stocks fell 0.2%, with bank shares declining 0.7%. The market has underperformed the bulk of emerging markets over the past three months, amid rising tensions with the United States.
Washington has threatened to impose sanctions if Ankara goes ahead with a defence deal with Russia. However, Russia on Tuesday said it plans to deliver its S-400 missile defence systems to Turkey in July.
South Africa's rand slipped 0.1%. South African equities fell 0.3% as gains among materials were overshadowed by a decline in financials.
Hungary's forint gained against the euro before the release of the minutes of the central bank's May meeting.
For TOP NEWS across emerging markets
For CENTRAL EUROPE market report, see
For TURKISH market report, see
For RUSSIAN market report, see
(Reporting by Aaron Saldanha in Bengaluru, editing by Larry King)