JSE slips as US-China hostilities boil over

The JSE was weaker on Thursday, alongside its global counterparts, as caution about the long-term effects of the coronavirus and US-China trade war weigh on investor sentiment.

US President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against China in a series of tweets on Wednesday night, suggesting that the country’s leader, President Xi Jinping, was behind a “disinformation and propaganda attack on the US and Europe”. 

Source: businesslive.co.za