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Markets slip on China sanctions

Markets are red across the board this morning as virus case numbers creep up once again and the US prepares sanctions on Chinese officials involved in disqualifying opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong. This seems like a parting blow to China from the Trump administration. The FTSE is the only major index bucking the trend, gaining 0.3 as Sterling sinks 1.5 against the dollar and investors become nervy as the Brexit deadline looms more below.