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US President Donald Trump is hosting a news conference from White House.

US Pres. Trump weighing sanctions targeting China’s financial sector – Bloomberg.

US President Donald Trump is weighing sanctions that target China’s financial sector through sanctions and trade policy over Hong Kong, Reuters reported on Friday, citing a tweet by a Bloomberg reporter.

Market sentiment

Investors remain cautious during the American session on Friday. As of writing, the US Dollar Index was virtually unchanged on the day at 98.48. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were losing 0.93% and 0.52%, respectively.