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Global stocks turned lower on Friday as investors prepare for fresh US-China intensification ahead of President Donald Trump's press conference on the new Hong Kong security law.
Analysts said "Trump won't look good if he has the whole world watching him, and he produces a small water pistol and not a bazooka."
Futures for the S&P 500 dropped 0.5 , while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.7 .
Oil prices also fell ahead of Trump's announcement. US oil benchmark WTI fell 3.5 to 32.51 a barrel, and Brent crude dropped 2.8 to 35.12.
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Global stocks fell on Friday ahead of expected developments in US-China strains as President Trump promised "interesting" action on the world's second-largest economy.
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