World shares slip as China orders US consulate closed | Business & Finance

MITO, Japan (AP) — Worsening China-U.S. friction, worries over aid to Americans and U.S. businesses and a stumble on Wall Street combined to push world shares lower on Friday.

Germany’s DAX fell 2.2{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} to 12,814.51, while the CAC 40 in Paris skidded 2.1{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} to 4,928.63. Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 1.5{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} to 6,118.53. U.S. markets looked set for a downbeat opening, with the future for the S&P 500 trading 0.5{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} lower. The future for the Dow industrials also was down 0.5{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49}.

Trump administration officials have escalated their public condemnations of China in the last several weeks, with speeches by FBI Director