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Asian shares tumble as Trump slaps tariffs on China

Asian stocks dipped on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tough tariffs on China's goods and Beijing promised to react.

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MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares slumped 2.5, losing over 4 percent for the week.

Shanghai Composite tumbled 3.8 percent and Hang Seng index fell 3.2 percent.

Japan's Nikkei eased 4.5 percent.

South Korea's Kospi index slipped 3.3 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost 2 percent.

Investors were worried that the U.S. decision could trigger a trade war, with potentially horrible aftermath for the world economy.


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