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US: Wall St opens lower on renewed trade war fears

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US stocks opened slightly lower on Friday as industrial stocks fell on worries of an escalation in trade war after President Donald Trump toughened his stance against China, but gains in Microsoft capped losses.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened slightly lower on Friday as industrial stocks fell on worries of an escalation in trade war after President Donald Trump toughened his stance against China, but gains in Microsoft capped losses.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 23.36 points at the open to 25,041.14.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 0.06 points at 2,804.55. The Nasdaq Composite gained 17.78 points to 7,843.08 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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