The start of the US trading session has been positive for traders of Tesla and Microsoft.
FTSE 100 concludes down on trade tensions
On Wednesday, British equities concluded a bit down. It’s due to the fact trade conflict concerns intensified ahead of China’s highly anticipated responsive duties on American goods. Additionally, the European bloc considered a possibility of an international pact to have duties on car imports cut.
However, the UK pound managed to soar a bit, reacting to a better-than-anticipated outcome on British services sector activity.
The FTSE 100 index headed south by 0.3% coming up with a result of 7,573.09, thus giving up part of Tuesday’s ascend of nearly 0.6%. As a matter of fact, for the week the London benchmark has slumped approximately 0.8%.
The currency pair GBP/USD stood still sticking with $1.3218.
Trading volumes in Great Britain and the European Union were suppressed due to the fact that American financial markets are unavailable for the Independence Day holiday. Apart from that market participants are shifting their attention to the monthly American jobs report to be released on Friday.
Moreover, Donald Trump’s ambitious campaign to fix what he considers to be unfair trade conditions with America’s trading partners keeps to reverberating around the world.
On Friday, China’s supposed to start putting duties on $34 billion of American products, and the Trump administration’s duties on $50 billion in Chinese imports are expected to come into effect on Friday too. To be exact, China’s duties will come true in 12 hours sooner due to the time difference.
Simultaneously, China is trying to urge the European bloc to team up against Trump’s outrageous trade stance at next weekend’s summit.
In June, British services activity demonstrated an eight-month maximum.
Anglo American PLC equities managed to ascend by 2.1%.
J Sainsbury PLC equities tacked on by 3%. In addition to this, Ryanair Holdings PLC RYA managed to add 0.7%.
During today's Turkish central bank meeting, the market anticipated a rate cut between 200-300 pips.
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A calm trading session with the US-China trade updates in focus