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Stocks Fall as Trade Tensions Weigh on Investors

August 2, 2018

Trade tensions weighed on Asian markets on Thursday, as benchmark stock indexes in the region fell after the Trump administration said it would consider more than doubling proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

China’s main stock index dropped 2 percent, and in Hong Kong, an index of China’s biggest listed companies, ended down slighty more than that.

European stocks followed Asian markets, with indexes in Germany and Britain both edging lower.

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