Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren at a 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, on October 15. Photo: Reuters
Tai Hui
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Tai Hui

What to expect from the 2020 US elections: more disunity, no love for China

  • History shows that 68 per cent of incumbent presidents get re-elected. So Donald Trump is likely to stay and the division between the House and the Senate will probably continue, as will US-China tensions

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Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren at a 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, on October 15. Photo: Reuters
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Shoppers browse at a discount store in Tokyo. Hit by the trade war, the Japanese economy expanded by just 0.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2019. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

A protracted trade war may be the final blow that will sink the indebted world economy

  • Global debt is growing faster than the global economy, which is simply not sustainable
  • And as the US-China trade war drags on, major economies that are reliant on the global supply chain are running just to stay in the same place

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Shoppers browse at a discount store in Tokyo. Hit by the trade war, the Japanese economy expanded by just 0.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2019. Photo: Reuters
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