Bouncing back: Asia’s exports rebound

Feb 16, 2017
Print section Print Rubric:  The world’s export dynamos shrug off the threat of a trade war, for now Print Headline:  Bouncing back Print Fly Title:  Asian trade UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Gene editing, clones and the science of making babies Fly Title:  Bouncing back IT IS easy to be downcast about the state of global trade. It has faced stiff headwinds in recent years: in 2016, for the first time in 15 years, it grew more slowly than the world economy. Regional and global trade deals are going nowhere, slowly. And America’s new president has promised to protect his country from trade-inflicted “carnage”. Amid all this gloom, optimism seems foolhardy. But in Asia’s export dynamos, trade is picking up steam. In January, Chinese exports rose year-on-year for the first time in ten months; South Korean shipments have increased for three months in a row. Surveys reveal strong export pipelines in Japan, Singapore and ...

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