Global factors would still affect trading in local stocks this week. Investors remain concerned over the trade talks between the U.S. and China, peace talks on the Korean peninsula, and political uncertainty in Italy.  Indeed, trade was on the top of investors’ minds as U.S. President Donald Trump said he was determined to stop China from “taking our jobs, taking our money” as U.S. and Chinese negotiators met for a second day to try to avert a tariff war, Reuters reported.

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