World News: 12:34 GMT Monday 6th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
U.S. equity futures fell sharply and volatility spiked after Trump threatened to ramp up tariffs on Chinese goods at the end of the week. Contracts on the S&P 500 Index sank 1.7 percent at 7:30 a.m. in New York. Technology companies, many of which have strong links to China, and machinery stocks, which are a proxy for the trade war, led the declines.
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