The Dow Jones Industrial Average is displayed on a screen after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 29. The US market has risen continually since the last few months of 2017, nudged by a falling dollar, but mainly because of Donald Trump’s huge tax breaks to corporate America. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
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The View by Richard Harris

Donald Trump’s foreign policy gaffes make the headlines but hardly stir the markets

Richard Harris says the market response to the underachieving Trump-Kim summit and the tensions in the run-up just shows that investors see politics as important only when it affects economics

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is displayed on a screen after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 29. The US market has risen continually since the last few months of 2017, nudged by a falling dollar, but mainly because of Donald Trump’s huge tax breaks to corporate America. Photo: Reuters
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