Hong Kong tensions end winning streak for global stock markets – business live

The US house also passed a bill, earlier this week authorising sanctions against senior Chinese officials for human rights abuses, against Muslim minorities, so today’s press conference could well up the ante further, if President Trump signs off on that bill as well as implementing further measures that might hint that the US is keen to send the Chinese a message.

This sharp reversal in the last hour of US trading, merely goes to show that markets not only see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear, but that they also choose when they want to as well.

The announcement of today’s press conference is probably as a result of yesterday’s vote in the China’s National People’s Congress that approved the controversial new security law for Hong Kong.

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