Trainees at a garment factory work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: AP

Trade war and China economic slowdown sees Asian Development Bank cut regional growth forecasts

  • Manila-based lender has cut its growth forecast for China in 2019 from 6.3 per cent in April to 6.2 per cent, citing ‘weakening trade momentum’
  • Hong Kong and Singapore see their growth forecasts slashed severely, as effects of protests and China’s slowdown percolate through region
Topic |   China economy

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Trainees at a garment factory work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: AP
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Members of the Chinese delegation leave after deputy-level US-China trade talks in Washington, on September 19, 2019. Photo: AFP

China delegation’s cancelled US farm states visit ‘nothing to do’ with trade war talks, minister says

  • Vice-agriculture minister Han Jun said the planned visit to US farms in Montana and Nebraska was never confirmed and not due to failure in trade talks
  • Han says the cancellation of the visit was due to an adjustment in the delegation’s itinerary unrelated to trade negotiations
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Members of the Chinese delegation leave after deputy-level US-China trade talks in Washington, on September 19, 2019. Photo: AFP
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