U.S. Hits Huawei Hard

LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks fell, government bond yields slipped and the Japanese yen firmed on Thursday after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, further straining Sino-U.S. trade ties. FILE PHOTO: A trader works at his desk whilst screens show market data at CMC Markets in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/John Sibley An index of European shares fell as much as 0.5% in early European trading with the German stock index down 0.4%.