Stocks fall as Trump fans U.S.-China trade fears

Reuters | Jun 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Emerging-market stocks fell on Wednesday after reaching their highest in nearly a month on Tuesday, as fears grew that the U.S.-China trade war would intensify.

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as protests turn to violent chaos

Reuters | Jun 12, 2019 at 8:33 AM

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles in running battles outside the city’s legislature, angry at an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

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European shares retreat from 3-week highs

Reuters | Jun 12, 2019 at 8:33 AM

European shares pulled back from three-week highs on Wednesday as this month’s recovery rally ran out of steam on the back of soft Chinese factory activity data and the latest signs of friction between Washington and Beijing on trade.

Trade friction halts FTSE rally, Pendragon tanks on profit alert

Reuters | Jun 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM

London’s main stock market index eased on Wednesday as the latest exchange of blows between Washington and Beijing kept investors on edge about the risks to global growth, while small-cap car dealership chain Pendragon sank after a profit alert.

ChiNext Index closes lower Wednesday

Xinhua News Agency | Jun 12, 2019 at 7:16 AM

The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, lost 0.90 percent to close at 1,473.90 points on Wednesday.