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Difficult to be optimistic on export outlook: Natixis

June 28, 2019

HONG KONG - The French banking group Natixis says deglobalisation seems to be resolutely at work, with global exports recording three consecutive months of fall between December and February this year before an upturn in March. "The introduction of tariff barriers in 2018 and 2019 cannot explain this fall in exports, which is unprecedented since 2008, Natixis says.

How escalating trade tensions are undermining export growth prospects

June 18, 2019

HONG KONG - A mid-year export review by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council shows that escalating trade tensions are undermining growth prospects. "Escalating trade tensions and heightened geo-political uncertainties have severely decelerated Hong Kong's export growth momentum, increasing the urgency for local businesses to further diversify their operations and open up new markets," the report says.