Major stock indexes in the Asia-Pacific region ended in the green but held their recent trading rang on Thursday, as investors welcomed US-China talks and continue to weigh rising inflationary pressures and the impact it will have on monetary policy, ahead of the release of a key price gauge for the US. Top US and Chinese commerce officials agreed to promote healthy trade and cooperate over differences, China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday while President Biden revoked Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat. The Shanghai Composite led the gains (+0.5% to 3611), followed by the ASX 200 (+0.4% to 7303), the Nikkei 225 (+0.3% to 28959), and the Kospi (+0.3% to 3225) while the Hang Seng ended slightly lower.