As the Singapore bourse returns from a holiday weekend, global trade war fears that have spooked trading sentiment show little signs of abating as the United States-China spat flares up again - this time with Beijing vowing to retaliate.
The trade tension between the world's two largest economies and the US Federal Reserve's hawkish stance last week at its monetary policy meeting were the final notes on a rough week. The key Straits Times Index slipped to a two-month low on Thursday. The benchmark STI is in negative territory by 1.4 per cent for the year.
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