Then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with US President Donald Trump at the UN headquarters in New York in September 2017. Trump rode to the presidency on a hard-line position towards China, much as Johnson became British prime minister thanks to his stance on the European Union, and now it’s unclear whether either can resolve those disputes. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Proposed US-China trade and Brexit deals have spurred investor excitement – and once again, it’s premature

  • Investors can’t help but get excited hearing that deals resolving Brexit and the US-China trade war are on the cards But their optimism fails to account for the frail foundations both deals rest on, and that neither is the first of its kind to fail
Then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with US President Donald Trump at the UN headquarters in New York in September 2017. Trump rode to the presidency on a hard-line position towards China, much as Johnson became British prime minister thanks to his stance on the European Union, and now it’s unclear whether either can resolve those disputes. Photo: AFP
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