The trade conflict between the world's two largest economies, the US and China, continues to keep investors on stock exchanges in suspense. In the meantime, the US is seriously threatening to increase the already applicable special tariffs on Chinese imports from ten to 25 percent per day. China suddenly announced that it would take countermeasures. Investors on the stock markets were disappointed and indices in Europe and Wall Street came under renewed pressure. In Asia, the picture is mixed and Chinese stock markets are even trading in positive territory.