New Delhi, May 9 -- Indian markets are expected to stay subdued today due to lack of positive triggers while global peers are on a downtrend. Asian shares hit six-week lows in early trade on Thursday as increased tensions ahead of key Sino-US trade negotiations fanned fresh concerns about global economy outlook. Stocks extended earlier losses in Asian trade after US President Donald Trump said that China "broke the deal" in trade talks with Washington and would face stiff tariffs if no agreement is reached.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.3% to its lowest level since March 28. Japan's Nikkei average shed 0.9% to its five-week low, while South Korea's KOSPI fell 0.8%.

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