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Fly Charts: Trade War Handicaps and Broadcom Stumbles

From technical tariff problems to early Brexits, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

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Trading Places

The United States is operating with a major disadvantage when it comes to a trade war with China.

Source: International Trade Centre

Note: 2016 figures. Shows trade categories in which U.S. imports from China were worth at least $5 billion.

Chinese Whispers

U.S. technology firms may be among the biggest losers in Trump's tariff fight.

Source: Bloomberg

Note: Includes sales to Hong Kong. Although a separate customs territory, much of the sales to Hong Kong end up in mainland China.

Wrong Direction

Broadcom's proposed Qualcomm takeover puts it in the middle of a political minefield it's navigating very poorly.

Source: Bloomberg

Brexit Blues

As Brexit talks continue to go nowhere, companies have little choice but to start shifting jobs and investment to limit potential losses.

Source: Bloomberg

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