Reserve managers flag US-China trade war as main risk in 2019

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Donald Trump’s trade war with China is seen as a key risk in 2019
Gage Skidmore

A trade war between the US and China is the most significant risk facing reserve managers in 2019. Nearly three-quarters of respondents ranked it the most or second most pressing issue for them, a new survey conducted by Central Banking finds.

Nevertheless, emerging market central banks said they are more focused on the risks that could derive from a US recession in the year ahead, while European institutions stress the various scenarios Brexit could create before the end of the year.


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