Professor Tan Kong Yam. Photo: Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

US-China trade war will continue as costs to both sides are minimal, says Singapore economist

  • Tan Kong Yam of the Nanyang Technological University said the economic confrontation has roiled other economies more than the US and China
  • He added that the trade war could end up being a ‘sideshow’ as the real struggle is the battle for supremacy in technology between Washington and Beijing
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Professor Tan Kong Yam. Photo: Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong
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Mukhriz Mahathir at his official residence in the Kedah state capital of Alor Setar. Photo: Tashny Sukumaran

Battle for spoils of US-China trade war has Malaysia’s Mukhriz Mahathir touting Kedah’s arsenal

  • Fifth child of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has the tall order of luring Chinese businesses to one of Malaysia’s poorest states as investors eye new markets
  • But the chief minister says the region is well armed for the task and Kedah is the natural choice for tariff-weary manufacturers
Topic |   Malaysia

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Mukhriz Mahathir at his official residence in the Kedah state capital of Alor Setar. Photo: Tashny Sukumaran
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