Donald Trump, accompanied by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., arrives at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. Associated Press
Trade talks between the US and China broke up on Friday with no agreement, hours after President Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.
The United States began collecting higher, 25% tariffs on many Chinese goods arriving in US seaports on Saturday morning in an intensification of the trade war between the world’s two largest economies and drawing retaliation from Beijing.
The United States will not impose any new tariffs on China for now, President Donald Trump said on Saturday after high-stakes talks with his Chinese counterpart on the bruising trade war.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up 0.39 percent or 88.21 points to 22,329.94, but made a weekly gain of 2.86 percent, driven up by robust US shares.The broader Topix index lost 0.20 percent or 3.14 points to 1,546.74, but advanced 3.39 percent over the week.
The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.1%, The mid-cap FTSE 250 dipped 0.3%, with losses in industrial, energy and tech-related stocks.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures slipped 17 cents, or 0.41%, to $41.78 a barrel by 0651 GMT, while Brent crude fell 17 cents, or 0.38%, to $44.92. Both contracts had traded higher earlier in the day.
Global equity markets slipped and bond yields fell on Thursday as investors awaited an agreement on a US aid package to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus crisis, with poor corporate earnings reports also weighing on European shares.