US – China tensions have continued to ramp up across military, industrial and financial lines. Last week, China banned government officials from using iPhones. This caused Apple’s shares to lose $200 billion in value. The rout even dragged in some of Apple’s suppliers such as Qualcomm. These events have caused nervous scrambling as analysts check and adjust their portfolios for geopolitical risk. The below list from Investors Business Daily highlights 10 companies in the S&P 500 with significant exposure to China. Notably the majority of these are in the technology sector.
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Written by Ikenna Ene