China Vice-Premier Liu He says goodbye to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after trade talks between the two countries in Washington on May 10. The two countries’ representatives have displayed rapport in public and talks are ongoing but it appears that the two sides’ positions are hardening. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Global economic slowdown is China’s opportunity to take the initiative in settling the trade war and easing tensions

  • China should set a new range for its currency and use the rest of its reflationary tools to reach its 2019 growth target
  • It should also lead the way in seeking reconciliation at a time when the trade war is hurting everyone

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China Vice-Premier Liu He says goodbye to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after trade talks between the two countries in Washington on May 10. The two countries’ representatives have displayed rapport in public and talks are ongoing but it appears that the two sides’ positions are hardening. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A woman walks past a money exchange shop in Hong Kong on August 6. Liquid markets and round-the-clock pricing mean foreign exchange markets often have time to react before political developments can be fully reflected in other assets. Photo: AP
Hannah Anderson
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Hannah Anderson

From US to China, Britain to Argentina, geopolitics are roiling markets, starting with currencies

  • The US dollar, Chinese yuan, British pound and Argentine peso have been quick to feed geopolitical tensions into wider markets. As political dramas unfold, fast-moving currency markets will continue to release value for shrewd investors

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A woman walks past a money exchange shop in Hong Kong on August 6. Liquid markets and round-the-clock pricing mean foreign exchange markets often have time to react before political developments can be fully reflected in other assets. Photo: AP
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