A Thai farmer harvesting rice, one of the country’s biggest exports. Thai exports, excluding a one-off item in February, have fallen for five straight months, according to TS Lombard. Photo: AFP

US-China trade deal may be close, but global trade recovery likely to lag behind, TS Lombard says

  • Research firm TS Lombard foresees a ‘sharp downturn’ in Chinese export growth in April
  • ‘Downside risks’ to global trade remain
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A Thai farmer harvesting rice, one of the country’s biggest exports. Thai exports, excluding a one-off item in February, have fallen for five straight months, according to TS Lombard. Photo: AFP
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Imports shrank by 7.6 per cent, after a 19.9 per cent collapse in January and February, below a Bloomberg forecast of 0.1 per cent growth. Photo: Reuters

China’s exports recover in March, but imports crash again as trade war deal nears

  • Exports grew by 14.2 per cent, a big jump from the 20.7 per cent fall in January and February
  • Imports fell 7.6 per cent, after a 19.9 per cent collapse in January and February, far below a Bloomberg forecast of 0.1 per cent growth
Topic |   China economy

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Imports shrank by 7.6 per cent, after a 19.9 per cent collapse in January and February, below a Bloomberg forecast of 0.1 per cent growth. Photo: Reuters
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