The three major US stock indices ended a brief trading session lower on Friday, hurt by rising tensions between the United States and China over Hong Kong, fueling investor concern over trade talks between the two economic giants.

The index Dow Jones industrial average closed down 112.59 points, or 0.4 percent, to 28051.41 points, while the index S & P 500 fell 12.65 points, the broader, or 0.4 percent, to close at 3140.98 points.

The index closed the Nasdaq Composite was down 39.70 points, or 0.46 percent to 8665.47 points, according to "Reuters."

The three indices ended the week on gains, with S&P up 1 percent, Dow Jones 0.65 percent and Nasdaq 1.71 percent.

It also ended the month on gains, with S&P up 3.4 percent, Dow Jones 3.7 percent and Nasdaq 4.5 percent.

Source: Asharqia Chamber

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