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European markets slide amid US-Sino trade worries; miners and tech stocks fall 3%

Sam Meredith

The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell more than 2.2 percent during mid-morning deals, with all and major bourses sectors in negative territory. Market focus is largely attuned to the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei, amid investor concern that the news could derail progress in U.S.-Sino trade talks. European stocks retreated Thursday morning, amid fears of a fresh flare-up in tensions between the world's two largest economies.