Shopping centres across the country are practically deserted, spelling tough times ahead for international luxury brands that have for years relied on China as their largest and fastest-growing market. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Could the coronavirus epidemic trigger a China-led global recession?

  • As Chinese factories shut and people stay home and spend less, global manufacturing supply chains are breaking down, tourism is depressed, and commodity prices are falling. The US may no longer be the only economy capable of causing a global slowdown

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Shopping centres across the country are practically deserted, spelling tough times ahead for international luxury brands that have for years relied on China as their largest and fastest-growing market. Photo: AP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.