Will a Trade War Crash Emerging Markets?

The short term looks uncertain, says Neptune’s Ewan Thompson, but China and emerging markets should prosper even amid a trade conflict

David Brenchley 12 July, 2018 | 2:28PM

Chinese Ship Trade War

A potential escalation of trade tensions between the US and China is worrying in the short term, but won’t lead to a crisis in emerging markets, according to Neptune’s Ewan Thompson.

Fears over the potential for a full-blown trade war, prompted by US President Donald Trump's threat of tariffs, have been simmering for months now. After a slight lull, news flow has ramped up in recent days, with the US administration adding an additional $200 billion worth of products to its list of targets. And the tariffs could be implemented as soon as September.

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