Many observers have noticed that the timing of US President Donald Trump’s optimism about a trade deal with China has coincided with worrying developments for him at home. Photo: AP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Donald Trump’s sudden eagerness for a trade deal has lifted Chinese markets

  • More than Beijing’s stimulus measures or a dovish Fed, it has been the US president’s need for a political win that has spurred a rally in China’s stock markets. This, however, may not last

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Many observers have noticed that the timing of US President Donald Trump’s optimism about a trade deal with China has coincided with worrying developments for him at home. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump speaks to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on February 22, when Liu was in Washington for trade talks. Photo: TNS
David Brown
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Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Good news for investors: Donald Trump needs a China trade deal as badly as they do

  • Confusion reigns in global markets, as world growth and even US manufacturing slow. But the US president’s eagerness to achieve a breakthrough with China should not be underestimated, even as dark clouds surround his presidency at home

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US President Donald Trump speaks to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on February 22, when Liu was in Washington for trade talks. Photo: TNS
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