Shanghai stock index hits nearly 4-year low with new fears about trade war

Shanghai stock index hits nearly 4-year low with new fears about trade war

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai's stock index fell to its lowest close in nearly four years on Monday, following news that the US president ...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai's stock index fell to its lowest close in nearly four years on Monday, following news that US President Donald Trump will announce new tariffs on 200 billion yuan this week. dollars in imported Chinese products.The Shanghai index fell 1.1 percent, while the CSI300 index, which brings together the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen, also fell 1.1 percent.A US government official told Reuters that Trump will announce the new tariffs as early as Monday.China has vowed to retaliate against any new US tariff action and has said it may refuse to participate in further negotiations if this happens.On Monday, the Global Times tabloid, published by the Communist Party's People's Daily, said in an editorial that China will not only play defensive in intensifying a trade war.Everbright analysts Sun Hung Kai said in a statement Monday that China "would hardly visit the US in this scenario, with both sides seeking to preserve the image and b...


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