A quick closure on the trade war with China would boost US economic confidence and rally US financial markets. Donald Trump must move quickly to save his presidency. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Under threat of impeachment, Trump should aim for a win on the economy – by ending the US-China trade war

  • There’s no better way for Trump to fight off the threat to his presidency and increase the chances of his re-election by focusing on improving the American economy and global outlook. The damaging trade war must end

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A quick closure on the trade war with China would boost US economic confidence and rally US financial markets. Donald Trump must move quickly to save his presidency. Photo: Reuters
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Vice-President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump take part in a welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Virginia on September 30. With the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, US domestic politics has suddenly risen to the top of the list of concerns for financial markets. Photo: AP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

The impact of a Trump impeachment would be just too unpredictable for confused markets to cheer it on

  • Hope that the impeachment inquiry may spur Trump to conclude a trade truce with China remains just that – mere hope. Too many variables are at play, including Beijing’s reaction to a weakened Trump presidency. Truth be told, markets have not done too badly under Trump

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Vice-President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump take part in a welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Virginia on September 30. With the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, US domestic politics has suddenly risen to the top of the list of concerns for financial markets. Photo: AP
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