US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, as both sides head for negotiations to end a 15-month trade war. Photo: APUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, as both sides head for negotiations to end a 15-month trade war. Photo: AP
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, as both sides head for negotiations to end a 15-month trade war. Photo: AP

Credit conditions to be ‘bumpy’ as global economy slows, US-China trade war rages, S&P says

  • Trade war between the world’s two largest economies presents the ‘greatest risk’ over the next six to nine months as it dampens sentiment, S&P says
  • Stress being felt by companies in slowing environment will ‘inevitably’ transfer to the financial sector

Topic |   China economy
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, as both sides head for negotiations to end a 15-month trade war. Photo: APUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, as both sides head for negotiations to end a 15-month trade war. Photo: AP
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, as both sides head for negotiations to end a 15-month trade war. Photo: AP
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