Washington’s decision to impose visa bans on Chinese officials combined with adding further Chinese companies to a US-trade blacklist, has weighed on the slim hopes that both economies would potentially reach a truce at upcoming negotiations.

Things are looking a little bit iffy for Vodafone (VOD), right now. It’s not been the best of Julys for the telecom big-boy. Share price has hit a little bit of a slump of late and, as a result, its top executives have agreed to slash their (probably eye-watering) share bonuses by a fifth, are under pressure and facing a potential investor revolt.

Investors and buyers of Netflix stock will be biting their nails this morning, while sellers of the same stocks will be punching the air, as the streaming giant says subscribers will fall 8% in Q2, citing rising competition and higher content costs.