Nonetheless, Caso cites the market fundamentals of the semiconductor industry as strong despite the trade tension news.
“From what I hear from my (semiconductor) companies, they sound very good right now,” said Caso. “Usually from a fundamental standpoint, the semis are usually a leader with regard to the business cycle.”
Treasury Secretary Cites Fake News
With much of the blame resting squarely on U.S. President Donald Trump’s shoulders for precipitating the fall in the technology sector today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was quick to parry the blame. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Treasury Department is in the process of creating rules that will block companies with at least a 25 percent Chinese ownership stake from buying companies that participate in creating “industrially significant technology.”
Mnuchin dismissed the report as fake news.
On behalf of @realDonaldTrump, the stories on investment restrictions in Bloomberg & WSJ are false, fake news. The leaker either doesn’t exist or know the subject very well. Statement will be out not specific to China, but to all countries that are trying to steal our technology.
— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) June 25, 2018
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