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Global stocks slip on Trump's latest trade salvo, US jobs report awaited

In Trump's latest salvo, he said late on Thursday that he had instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on China

Reuters  |  London 

Stock markets fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose an extra $100 billion in tariffs on China exacerbated fears of a more serious trade dispute, while the dollar paused ahead of crucial U.S. payrolls data. European shares followed their Asian counterparts into the red but the falls were limited, and the broader ups and downs for markets this week suggest investors are not yet convinced the row will escalate into a full-blown trade war that threatens global economic growth. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.3 percent while the German Dax was down ...

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First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 14:00 IST