A computer screen shows images of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as a currency trader works in South Korea. Photo: AP

US needs a trade war deal more than China does heading into 2020, says MUFG economist

  • US President Donald Trump faces growing pressure of a possible economic slowdown while seeking re-election
  • Trump ‘doesn't want a S&P 500 correction of 10 per cent in the middle of a re-election campaign’, says Derek Halpenny of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A computer screen shows images of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as a currency trader works in South Korea. Photo: AP
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Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.