FTSE falls as Trump imposes tariffs on China


The FTSE 100 slumped below 7,000 points were hit on Thursday after President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on China, increasing fears of a global trade war.

The blue-chip index closed down 1.2%, at 6,952.59, having hit a low of 6,914.45 during Thursday’s session, its lowest since December 2016.

The FTSE 250 ended down 1.4% at 19,393.89, and the AIM All-Share closed down 1% at 1,026.89.

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