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Global Economic Upswing Knocked Back by Trump’s Trade-War Threat

  • Sentix investor confidence falls to lowest in almost a year
  • Survey signals global economic turnaround is approaching
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3 Charts to Know: Top Sector Losers from Trump's Tariffs

Investors are worried that Donald Trump will derail world growth.

An announcement last week of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum triggered a slide in optimism among financial-market participants, according to Sentix, which said the reaction should be a “wake-up call for the U.S. president to reconsider the matter of protectionism.” Investor confidence in the euro-area economy slid to the lowest level in almost a year.