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S&P/ASX 200 and other global markets spooked by Donald Trump’s tweets

Two tweets by Donald Trump have dampened the local bourse along with markets around the world.

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Trump threatened to increase tariffs on Chinese goods

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) closed 0.72% down at 6283, the first time it has closed below the 6300 level in nine sessions.

Two tweets by Donald Trump have dampened the local bourse - along with markets around the world - as investors worried the US-China trade war might not be so close to resolution after all.

The worst performers of the session were Cimic Group Ltd (ASX:CIM), which fell 7.07% to $46.50 and Bellamys Australia Ltd (ASX:BAL) which declined 6.99% to $9.72.

The best performers of the session were Regis Resources Ltd (ASX:RRL), which rose 3% to $4.47 and Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX:DHG) which added 2.83% to end at $2.91.

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