Apple slides as trade war tensions overshadow the company's upcoming product launches

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"The overall sense is that the United States will continue to escalate the pressure until China submits to USA demands which does not seem likely any time soon", JPMorgan said in a note. While the iPhone, which accounts for about two-thirds of Apple's total sales, hasn't been affected by the tariffs yet, this could change if the Trump administration follows through with earlier threats of levies on Dollars 500 billion in imports, which would cover just about everything China exports to the US.

An index of global stock markets rose on Monday for the first time in eight trading sessions on optimism about policy from Italy to the United States, dodging anxiety about the U.S.

Zhou Xiaochuan, former governor of the People's Bank of China, said Beijing would look to quickly reroute goods to other countries if the U.S. market became untenable.

The proposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on specific products imported from China to the United States would hit "a wide range of Apple products", the company said, including its Mac mini computer, chargers, adapters, specialized manufacturing machinery and more.

"The country should pay more attention to diversifying its markets and make breakthroughs in core technologies such as semiconductors and automobile engines", Wei said.

Other tech companies have expressed concern, too. Kristin Dziczek of the Heart for Automobile Learn acknowledged that Ford can intention Focuses "in many other plant life round the arena, so within the occasion that they made up our minds to proceed to promote a Focus variant within the USA market, there are plenty of alternatives rather then building it within the united states."In April, Ford announced plans to cease making autos within the united states - aside from for the iconic Mustang - and to point of interest on extra successful SUVs". "And of course, the world needs both USA and China to prosper, for the world to do well". The Ministry of Finance said in a statement that it will raise export rebate rates for 397 goods, meaning that firms shipping such products overseas will pay less value-added tax. The United States on July 6 began imposing a 25 percent tax on $34 billion in Chinese imports, including motor vehicles. Chinese imports of US goods rose 11.1 percent to $13.3 billion.

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China's imports from the United States past year totaled $153.9 billion.

Ford last month cancelled plans to import its Focus Active crossover vehicle into the United States from China because Trump's tariffs have undermined the business case for a vehicle with expected annual domestic sales of fewer than 50,000 units.

Hours before Trump's threats, China announced measures to support some of the exporters targeted by the higher duties.

Last year, Beijing destroyed South Korean retailer Lotte's business in China after the company sold a golf course in South Korea to its government for construction of a missile defense system opposed by Chinese leaders. Seoul and Beijing later mended relations, but Lotte gave up and sold its China operations.

China's huge trade surplus with the United States is at the heart of the dispute.

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