1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to seek the conclusion and signing of a trade deal at a bilateral summit next month.
  2. French President Emmanuel Macron has held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit.
  3. New threats from the U.S. and China to hit each other with additional tariffs have been shaking up financial markets in the Asia-Pacific region.