Sydney — Asian shares started the week on the back foot as investors were unable to shake off worries about global growth, US politics and the China-US trade war, keeping the safe-haven dollar well bid near a six-week top against major currencies. Chinese shares see-sawed on Monday after they resumed trading following a week-long Lunar New Year holiday. The blue-chip index was last up 0.4%, Australian stocks were down 0.6% while South Korea eased 0.2%. That left MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan off 0.1% after it was toppled from a four-month top on Friday. Trading volumes are expected to be light with Japan on public holiday. Investors are now looking ahead to trade talks this week with a delegation of US officials travelling to China for the next round of negotiations. “After we went home on Friday, Asian equities closed the week weaker … reflecting an increased level of apprehension on whether or not the US and China can find an agreement to de-escalate t...

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