UNDER THE FIGHT PATH...Impact on South-east Asia

How trade war will hit SE Asia: Vietnam the only regional producer most likely to benefit

As the US-China trade war shows no sign of abating, there are fears that it could escalate into something bigger. The Straits Times talks to analysts about the possible scenarios and the impact on the region, including Singapore.

The year-long exodus of electronics, garment and other low-margin manufacturers from China is likely to accelerate amid the escalating trade spat with the United States.

Only a few of China's neighbours, however, will benefit from the flight, analysts say.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2018, with the headline 'Vietnam the only regional producer most likely to benefit'. Print Edition | Subscribe