Denim jeans, the standard dress for riding an iconic, US-built Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But both could be “weapons of mass destruction”, says David Brown, in the world’s retaliatory strike against US manufactured goods in the event of a global trade war. Photo: David Wong
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Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Fire and fury of a global trade war could tip markets into major meltdown

Monetary super-stimulus saved the global economy’s bacon over the last decade, but now the outside threat of an all-out global trade battle shunts markets onto full-blown red alert

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Denim jeans, the standard dress for riding an iconic, US-built Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But both could be “weapons of mass destruction”, says David Brown, in the world’s retaliatory strike against US manufactured goods in the event of a global trade war. Photo: David Wong
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.