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Issues behind trade war are the real problem: Tharman

Mr Bloomberg (left) believes the US-China trade war is "done for show" while Ms Lagarde is concerned about its impact on countries beyond the US and China. Mr Tharman warns that the future is going to undermine democratic politics if "we don't focus democratic politics on the issues of the future".


THE biggest problem the world will face in 2019 is not simply the impact of the US-Sino trade war, but the failure to address the domestic issues that underpin them, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Wednesday at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.


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