The JSE weakened sharply in broad-based losses on Monday morning, as a bout of risk-aversion over US-China trade talks struck global markets  US President Donald Trump has threatened to levy additional tariffs on China, despite recent signs that the two countries were closing in on a new trade deal. The rand weakened on Sunday. In terms of equities, market heavyweight Naspers was faring worst on Monday morning, slumping 3.56% to R3,590. The Shanghai Composite earlier plunged 5.58%, while the Hang Seng had lost 3.01%. At 10am the all share was down 1.92% and the top 40 2.11%. Industrials were down 2.39% and food and drug retailers 1.9%. Gold miners had added 0.14%, benefiting from investor interest in safe-haven assets. Gold was up 0.25% to $1,282.03/oz and platinum 0.48% to $867.02. Brent crude was 1.89% down to R69.46 a barrel. Market focus is on US-China trade developments, as reports have suggested the Chinese would pull out of talks scheduled for this week. It was just as likely...

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