Chinese solar stocks slump as Reuters reports EU trade chief Karl De Gucht is set to recommend...

|By:, SA News Editor

Chinese solar stocks slump as Reuters reports EU trade chief Karl De Gucht is set to recommend import tariffs be placed on Chinese solar panels in the wake of an anti-dumping probe. European solar module demand has been weak for a while thanks to subsidy cuts and macro issues, but still accounts for a giant chunk of the global market. EU tariffs have been expected for some time, and the Chinese government might return fire by placing tariffs on polysilicon import from the EU and elsewhere. YGE -4.8%. CSIQ -3.3%. SOL -2.8%. TSL -2.6%. (U.S. tariffs)