Visitors watch a robot arm putting make-up on a mannequin at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 9, 2018. Weakening import demand in China could spell trouble for world trade. Photo: Xinhua
Stephen Roach
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Roach

The US-China trade war and Brexit are dealing body blows to already weak global trade

  • Stephen S. Roach says growing protectionism, increased tariffs and Brexit-induced disruption are all adding stress to the world trade cycle and could spark a sudden downturn from which no major economy will be spared

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Visitors watch a robot arm putting make-up on a mannequin at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 9, 2018. Weakening import demand in China could spell trouble for world trade. Photo: Xinhua
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