Trade war

Asian markets boosted by China-US trade hopes

Asian markets rallied Friday as another broadly positive week drew to a close, with investors cheered by a report that the United States (US) was considering lifting tariffs on China as officials look to hammer out a trade deal.

18 January 2019
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Supply chain shift to ASEAN

The relocation of production bases from China to ASEAN is perhaps the most notable benefit of the ongoing US-China trade war for the region.

17 January 2019
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China may put reforms on hold to boost economy

President Xi Jinping hailed China's "reconstructive reforms" in a New Year speech, but the sorely needed changes could be put on ice in favour of averting a potentially devastating economic downturn.

6 January 2019
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A makeover for Chinese macroeconomic policy

China’s economic performance in 2018 was rather disappointing. According to official statistics, the country’s growth rate up to the end of the third quarter was 6.7 percent, the lowest since the global financial crisis.

3 January 2019
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Who benefits from Trump’s trade war?

In 1950, the Canadian-born Princeton University economist Jacob Viner explained a customs union produces a “trade creation” effect, as lower tariffs and non-tariff barriers spur increased flows of goods among member countries.

2 January 2019
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China’s slowdown deepens

China heads into the new year with its factories back in contractionary territory as the threat of a prolonged trade war dampens sentiment and stimulus struggles to gain traction.

1 January 2019
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Trump, Xi agree to temporary trade war truce

United State (US) President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to keep their trade war from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days as the world’s two largest economies negotiate a lasting agreement.

3 December 2018
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