US President Donald Trump speaks on television as traders work on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on March 8, 2018 in New York. Photo: AFP/Bryan R. Smith
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

Trump is impetuously turning campaign rhetoric into action, and that’s cause for concern

Trump’s import duties on metals would hardly cause a dent in reducing the US trade deficit, and have negligible impact on China’s economy. But his move from campaign rhetoric to action is cause for concern

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US President Donald Trump speaks on television as traders work on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on March 8, 2018 in New York. Photo: AFP/Bryan R. Smith
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.