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Donald Trump's executive order banning TikTok helped to send Asian markets lower overnight, souring sentiment at the open in Europe.
Rising U.S.-China tensions, after Washington moved to ban China's WeChat and Tiktok applications, weighed on sentiment globally. Worries over an economic recovery also persisted after U.S. employment data showed slowing job growth and the White House struggled with a fiscal aid package. "The non-farm payroll report confirmed economic data is plateauing and that the third quarter rebound everyone expected is not happening," said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda, New York.