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Trade war's silver lining for Asia economies

Findings from a model simulation conducted by economists at MAS revealed that Asian nations stand to benefit from US demand diverted from China

For electronics, the simulation suggested that global export shares would increase the most for leading producers Japan, Korea and Taiwan, by about 0.1 percentage point each, while manufacturers in Singapore (above), Malaysia and Thailand would see smaller increases of about 0.05 percentage point each.


AS THE US and China lose global export share amid their trade war, other Asian economies appear to be benefitting modestly from cheaper intermediate inputs and US demand diverted from China.

With the diversion of foreign direct investment away from China hastened by US...

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