Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cary Huang

From the US-China trade war to Trump’s impeachment inquiry and Brexit, record levels of political uncertainty are battering the global economy

  • Geopolitical tensions and rising protectionism are pushing global uncertainty indices to, or near to, record highs, leaving world economic growth and trade teetering on a knife edge

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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
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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