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Asia's factories on song in March amid fears of trade war discord

Higher commodities prices have helped boost value of exports, along with global thirst for electronic gadgets
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 05:50

A tangle of power lines in Cambodia. While Asia's factory output saw an electrifying first quarter, progress for export-reliant economies could be quickly snared if Mr Trump goes on a trade offensive.

Hong Kong

FACTORIES across much of Asia posted another month of solid growth in March, rounding off a strong quarter for the world's manufacturers, even as exporters fear a rise in US protectionism could snuff out a global trade recovery.

China again led the way, with an official

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