The US flag flies over a container ship unloading its cargo from Asia at the Port of Long Beach, California, on August 1. The IMF and OECD have downgraded their global growth forecasts for 2019, taking into consideration the impact of the US-China trade war. Photo: AFP
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

A US-China trade war deal, coupled with central bank monetary policy easing, could buck global slowdown predictions

  • The trade war has worried central banks enough to prompt interest rate cuts. However, the effect of this will only be felt later and could coincide with phase one of a US-China trade settlement

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The US flag flies over a container ship unloading its cargo from Asia at the Port of Long Beach, California, on August 1. The IMF and OECD have downgraded their global growth forecasts for 2019, taking into consideration the impact of the US-China trade war. Photo: AFP
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.