People walk along a footbridge at West Kowloon with the skyline of Hong Kong Island in the background. On May 2, the city revealed a growth rate of just 0.5 per cent. Photo: AFP
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Fear not, Hong Kong: trade talks, monetary loosening and the Greater Bay Area point to better times for the economy

  • Despite the worst quarterly results in 10 years, the Hong Kong economy is well positioned for a rebound, especially if the trade war ends soon

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People walk along a footbridge at West Kowloon with the skyline of Hong Kong Island in the background. On May 2, the city revealed a growth rate of just 0.5 per cent. Photo: AFP
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A US flag flying at the Port of Long Beach, in Los Angeles county. In the first three months of the year, the US economy expanded at a better-than-expected 3.2 per cent on an annualised basis. Photo: AFP
Kerry Craig
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Opinion

Macroscope by Kerry Craig

The US economy still leads the pack, but not for long as spectre of trade war with China recedes

The US economy started the year with a bang but growth is likely to flatten out over the year. Meanwhile, Asia is looking up as a US-China trade deal appears imminent. 2018’s economic divergence is unlikely to continue

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A US flag flying at the Port of Long Beach, in Los Angeles county. In the first three months of the year, the US economy expanded at a better-than-expected 3.2 per cent on an annualised basis. Photo: AFP
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