An investor at a brokerage in Shanghai on May 6, 2019. Contrary to global conventions, China’s stock markets represent losses and declines in green, and uses red to represent gains and advances. Photo: REUTERS

Stock markets in China and Hong Kong awash in losses as Trump’s surprise tweet rekindles concerns of escalating trade war

  • Stock indexes slumped after US President Trump’s surprise move rekindled concerns the trade war would escalate with just a week before its final resolution
  • China’s stock market woes spilled over to Asian markets, sinking stock indexes from Taipei to Sydney
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An investor at a brokerage in Shanghai on May 6, 2019. Contrary to global conventions, China’s stock markets represent losses and declines in green, and uses red to represent gains and advances. Photo: REUTERS
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