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Emerging markets' aim to match China's growth may be dashed

Trump's trade policies seen hampering their ability to sustain growth rates that lifted populations into the middle class

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"In the past, emerging markets could have relatively high growth because they could focus their strategy on industrialisation and trade. Now, with the Trump protectionism, they cannot go with trade again." - Former Indonesian finance minister Chatib Basri

Jakarta

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's trade policies could dash the hopes of emerging Asian economies seeking to emulate China's early development, according to former Indonesian finance minister Chatib Basri.

Signs that Mr Trump is embarking on an era of American protectionism -

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