The way out of trade war is obvious but not simple, says veteran trade observer Merle Hinrich

Mr Merle Hinrich, an American businessman-turned-philanthropist, has closely watched the evolution of Asia's trade profile over six decades.
Mr Merle Hinrich, an American businessman-turned-philanthropist, has closely watched the evolution of Asia's trade profile over six decades.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - The high tide in trade has receded, exposing fault lines that are triggering the decoupling of the world's largest economies, lowering global growth forecasts and raising the risks of a military confrontation.

The way out is obvious but not simple, veteran trade observer Merle Hinrich told The Straits Times in an interview.

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