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US stock futures fall as China trade spat continues to worry investors



Stock futures fell sharply on Thursday, among investors' concerns that US-China trade tensions may be much worse before they improve.

How do the main benchmarks act?

Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures

YMM19, -0.94%

fell 158 pts, or 0.6% to 25.615, while S & P 500 futures

ESM19, -1.03%

fell 1

8.40 points, or 0.6% to 2.839. Nasdaq-100 futures

NQM19, -1.40%

was the hardest hit, drop 68.50 points, or 0.9% to 7.336.

On Wednesday was the Dow Jones Industrial Average

DJIA, -0.39%

was down 100.72 points, or 0.4% to 25.776.61 and the S & P 500 index

SPX, [0.2459008] -0.28%

fell 8.09 points, or 0.3% to 2,856.27. Nasdaq Composite Index

COMP, -0.45%

slid 34.88 points, or 0.5% to 7,750.84.

What drives the market?

In this week's growing trade tensions – especially around the technology field – investors are beginning to adapt to the idea of ​​a long-term trade-off between the US and China. US technical stocks led losses on Wednesday, and Asia raised the relay on Thursday.

Read: Trade break between the US, China can settle in the long term

Taiwan's technical heavy stock index was hit by losses for chipmaking giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing


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