Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He meets US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington on October 11. Photo: Reuters Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He meets US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington on October 11. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He meets US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington on October 11. Photo: Reuters
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Donald Trump’s erratic actions on Iran should give China pause as it prepares to sign a ‘phase one’ trade deal with the US

  • The US president’s latest move should make it clear to China – and investors – that his decision-making will be more unpredictable in an election year
  • Investors will also have to contend with the uncertain outcome of the US presidential election with no clear Democratic contender having emerged so far

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He meets US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington on October 11. Photo: Reuters Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He meets US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington on October 11. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He meets US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington on October 11. Photo: Reuters
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.