European stocks shifted lower Tuesday, amid rising doubts over whether the world's two largest economies will be able to resolve their trade differences.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down 0.7 percent during deals, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory.
Europe's autos sector, which has been the most sensitive to trade war fears in recent months, led the losses, down almost 2.5 percent Tuesday. France's Faurecia was the worst sectoral performer, with shares down 6.6 percent after Jefferies cut its target price for the stock. One in four automobiles is equipped by parts made by Faurecia.
The technology sector was also a big loser, falling 1.4 percent. Chip-makers are also heavily exposed to China and AMS and Siltronic dipped around 5 and 8 percent respectively.
U.K. Telecoms firm BT had better fortunes, rising more than 2 percent after a Goldman Sachs upgrade to to "Buy" from "Neutral."
European markets fell additional pressure as both the euro and pound moved higher. Those currencies enjoyed attention after a lawyer advised Europe's top court that the U.K. could end Brexit without seeking the permission of others.
(Source : CNBC)