Stocks slipped across the Asian region as investors reigned in optimism surrounding the pending U.S – China trade deal. Reuters reported that the “phase one” deal, which was to be signed in mid-November, might be delayed until December, and that European locations, including London, were being considered for a meeting site for Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. At UTC 05:05 the Shanghai Composite lost 8.79 points or 0.30% to 2970, KOSPI lost 2 points or 0.10% to 2142, Hang Seng lost 70 points or 0.25% to 27617 and the NIKKEI 225 lost 17 points or 0.07% to 23280.