NN Investment Partners: Could the US election spell the end of globalisation?

China trade conflict could escalate

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Protectionism and rising trade barriers have been a key feature of President Donald Trump's tenure at the White House, and there are fears if he is re-elected his economic policies could spell the end of globalisation.

However, while the outcome of the US elections will be important, it is not likely to be the single most decisive driver of de-globalisation, said Marco Willner, head of investment strategy at NN Investment Partners. He said that the main differences between Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are more about "style, form and tactics" and less about content when it comes to globalisation. Saxo Bank: US election biggest political risk in several decades "Both candidates have a strategic agenda of protecting US industries and maintaining global leadership in information tech...

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