The JSE was lower on Wednesday morning tracking Chinese markets after US President Donald Trump dampened hope that the US and China would soon reach a trade deal. 

Trump threatened a tougher deal or no trade agreement between the two economic superpowers in a series of tweets on Tuesday, after officials from both countries met in Shanghai this week. 

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