US President Donald Trump addresses a 2020 re-election campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20. If Trump is concerned about the trade war escalation hurting his re-election chances, he’s not showing it. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Trump doesn’t need a trade deal with China, and markets had better factor in greater risk aversion

  • The US’ recent escalations towards China are inflammatory – which is no accident. This suggests Washington is in no hurry to resolve the dispute, despite the economic toll it’s taking

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US President Donald Trump addresses a 2020 re-election campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20. If Trump is concerned about the trade war escalation hurting his re-election chances, he’s not showing it. Photo: Reuters
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