LONDON (Reuters) - All major European stock bourses turned negative and trade-sensitive stocks slid sharply on Friday after China announced plans to slap import tariffs on more U.S. goods, escalating the protracted spat between the world’s top two economies.
Beijing said the new tariffs would apply to about $75 billion (£61 billion) worth of U.S. goods.
The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.3% and the export-heavy German blue-chip index .GDAXI was down 0.9% at 1227 GMT. Both indexes were trading in positive territory before the tariff announcement at 1200 GMT.
Reporting by Thyagaraju Adinarayan; editing by Josephine Mason