US-China trade war - 4 likely developments

A sense of optimism has returned to global financial markets, as they take comfort from the expectation of continued accommodation by central banks and the resumption of trade talks between China and the US.

While US President Donald Trump's capacity to surprise and his tendency to interject directly make the eventual outcome of the trade negotiations difficult to predict, there are four developments investors should be prepared to encounter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2019, with the headline 'US-China trade war - 4 likely developments'. Print Edition | Subscribe