An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on August 20, when Asian shares edged higher after Wall Street rallied on the US decision to give Chinese telecoms giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Photo: AP
Sylvia Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Sylvia Sheng

US-China trade war turmoil and global economic gloom cast a dark shadow on Asian equity markets

  • US-China trade tensions and slowdowns in major economies have spurred recent market volatility
  • Until an end to the trade war is in sight, tariff concessions and looser monetary policy from Asian central banks may provide respite, but not a rescue

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An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on August 20, when Asian shares edged higher after Wall Street rallied on the US decision to give Chinese telecoms giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Photo: AP
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In Hong Kong, we may have already entered into a technical recession in the current July-September quarter. Photo: Dickson Lee
SCMP Editorial
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Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Numbers add up to more global gloom on economic front

  • Latest figures out of China, the United States and Europe point to recession on horizon, with Hong Kong’s government having already introduced relief measures

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In Hong Kong, we may have already entered into a technical recession in the current July-September quarter. Photo: Dickson Lee
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