The US-China trade war has thrown a spotlight on the slowdown seen in the semiconductor industry. Photo: Xinhua

Trade war alone did not cause the slump in Asia’s export hubs, but Donald Trump ‘blocking’ recovery

  • Tariff war between the world’s two largest economies has rippled through the semiconductor industry tied to the global roll out of 5G
  • Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan have seen sharp drops in growth this year due to declining electronic exports
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US-China trade war has thrown a spotlight on the slowdown seen in the semiconductor industry. Photo: Xinhua
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A slowdown in China’s imports has ramifications for its trading partners in the region. Photo: EPA

China manufacturing imports down sharply on weak economy, trade war impact

  • Increase in liquefied natural gas imports masks extent of drop in manufacturing imports, including components for export goods
  • Bad news for Asian exporters like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan that depend on Chinese demand
Topic |   China economy

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A slowdown in China’s imports has ramifications for its trading partners in the region. Photo: EPA
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