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Silver lining for small economies like Singapore once US-China trade war dust settles?

When the dust settles on the trade war between the world's two economic giants - the United States and China - small and open economies such as Hong Kong and Singapore which rely heavily on trade may stand to benefit from the compromises reached.

One possible silver lining is that the US and China will lower trade barriers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2018, with the headline 'Silver lining for small economies once dust settles?'. Print Edition | Subscribe