US President Donald Trump is counting on a trade war win and good US economic outlook for re-election in 2020. Far from being a winner, his strategy is proving counterproductive. Photo: Reuters
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Despite his boasts, Trump is far from winning trade war

  • Jobs and manufacturing are not returning to the United States; instead they are moving to South and Southeast Asia and Mexico
  • Global growth is also a casualty because of the complexities of the world’s supply chains

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US President Donald Trump is counting on a trade war win and good US economic outlook for re-election in 2020. Far from being a winner, his strategy is proving counterproductive. Photo: Reuters
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