Workers are seen at the construction site of Panggong bridge over the Han river in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China on May 8. The focus of China’s recent stimulus is on infrastructure. Photo: Reuters
Patrik Schowitz
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Patrik Schowitz

Amid the trade war, Asia cannot count on Chinese stimulus to boost growth this time around

  • While China’s boost to the property sector in 2016 translated into an increase in commodity imports from emerging Asia, this year’s infrastructure-focused stimulus is unlikely to have the same effect. Meanwhile, trade war headwinds are likely to hit exports from the region

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Workers are seen at the construction site of Panggong bridge over the Han river in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China on May 8. The focus of China’s recent stimulus is on infrastructure. Photo: Reuters
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