UNDER THE FIGHT PATH...Impact on Australia

How trade war will hit Australia: Calls to broaden country's range of trading partners

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 trade war between China and the United States could have a devastating impact on Australia, leading to calls for the country to broaden its range of trading partners.

Australia's economy is more dependent on China than any other developed nation's, which makes it highly susceptible to the fallout from the trade dispute between Beijing and Washington.

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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 'Calls to broaden country's range of trading partners'. Print Edition | Subscribe