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Global Markets: Asia shares firm as Trump agrees to meet North Korean leader

Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

By Wayne Cole and Swati PandeySYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares pared sharp early gains on Friday ahead of U.S. payrolls data which could hasten Federal Reserve rate hikes, and as some caution set in about the new entente between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.Kim has committed to "denuclearisation" and offered to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in the North Korea nuclear standoff. Trump's aides have been wary of North Korea's diplomatic overtures because of its history of reneging on international ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 11:32 IST