Markets are trying to read US President Donald Trump’s hand, as he plays his latest card against China. Photo: AFP
Aidan Yao
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Macroscope by Aidan Yao

Is Trump escalating the US-China trade war with shock tariffs or is he simply posturing?

  • If Trump means to push the US-China trade war to new heights, the global economy could be in for a catastrophic shock. So let us hope the US president is merely bluffing

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Markets are trying to read US President Donald Trump’s hand, as he plays his latest card against China. Photo: AFP
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.