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Rivalry USA – China dominating the markets
Rivalry USA – China dominating the markets
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Rivalry USA – China dominating the markets

The trade war between China and the USA reaches a new stage. With the announcement by US President Trump threatening to raise the penalty for Chinese imports to 25 percent, the fronts seem hardened. Will there be an early resolution of the trade dispute and what does a further escalation mean for the global economy?

Short-term stabilisation on the financial markets  
Short-term stabilisation on the financial markets  
AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE

Short-term stabilisation on the financial markets  

After several “mini-shocks” throughout the year such as inflationary fears in the USA and a temporary crisis of trust in connection with Italian government bonds, quite a bit of uncertainty has already been priced into the market. Will the current phase, which is characterised by rising share and bond prices and that comes with credit risk be only a short-lived one? Or have the markets generally entered calmer waters?