Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 23. Photo: DPA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 23. Photo: DPA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 23. Photo: DPA
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

With the phase one trade deal, China’s economic fortunes look more rosy for 2020. The same can’t be said about Japan’s

  • China’s economy is showing signs of recovery. But Japan faces serious problems, even with an Olympic boost to the economy. For one thing, the trade deal may well hurt Japan’s manufacturers

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 23. Photo: DPA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 23. Photo: DPA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 23. Photo: DPA
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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.