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One-third of EU firms hit hard by US-China trade war

One-third of EU firms hit hard by US-China trade war

The ongoing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and tit-for-tat tariffs have adversely affected the fortunes of many European companies in China, a new survey reveals. The outlook remains gloomy.
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