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Global Stocks Mixed as White House Sends Contradictory Signals on China Trade

Martin Baccardax

Global stocks mixed, with gains in Europe offsetting sharp declines in Asia, amid contradictory messages on trade from the While House. President Donald Trump plans to meet China's Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan, but directs the U.S. Trade Representative to hold public hearings on new tariffs on a further $300 billion in China-made goods.