The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Donald Trump should know to give up on his trade or currency wars because they are easy to lose and impossible to win

  • Japan could be next on Trump’s hit list for a trade deal, and there may be a currency element in it
  • Any attempt by Team Trump to regulate the yen’s value – or the renminbi for that matter – will prove as futile as it is risky

The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London