US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on October 21. Trump is a central figure in much of the pessimism weighing on global markets. Photo: EPA-EFE
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Uncertainties over US-China trade war, Brexit, Trump impeachment and a global recession leave investors deeply confused

  • Stock markets continue to show signs of bullishness, yet bond markets are struggling and money is flowing into ‘safe haven’ assets. This shows how events weighing on confidence are of a political nature, pushing investors out of their comfort zone

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US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on October 21. Trump is a central figure in much of the pessimism weighing on global markets. Photo: EPA-EFE
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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi argues with President Donald Trump in a photo Trump released on Twitter. Photo: Twitter
Brian P. Klein
Opinion

Opinion

Brian P. Klein

Donald Trump’s unhinged presidency has had severe consequences for Syria’s Kurds, and US allies in Asia should take note

  • Donald Trump’s abandonment of Syria’s Kurds shows how reckless he can be, especially while under fire over Ukraine
  • Asian allies should start preparing for rash decisions, and making friends in US Congress who can check his impulses

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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi argues with President Donald Trump in a photo Trump released on Twitter. Photo: Twitter
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