June 19, 2018 / 2:06 AM / a month ago

Ex-Japan Asian shares hit four-month low as Sino-U.S. trade tensions escalate

TOKYO (Reuters) - MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS hit its lowest levels since February on Tuesday, falling almost one percent amid an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China.

FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers, including one labelled "China Shipping," are stacked at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, fuelling a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing.

Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Eric Meijer

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