US President Donald Trump waves to members of the news media in Washington on March 15. He is tampering with a global trade system that has not been tested in its present form. Photo: EPA-EFE

How Trump’s trade tariffs may release the four horsemen of economic apocalypse

Anthony Rowley says that once the targets of Trump’s trade tariffs retaliate, currency wars may follow, then financial calamity, followed by collapsing confidence in an era of widespread debt

Topic |   Global Financial Crisis

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US President Donald Trump waves to members of the news media in Washington on March 15. He is tampering with a global trade system that has not been tested in its present form. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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