Former deputy director at IMF says Trump’s idea that US can win trade war ‘complete nonsense’

Published on Apr 4, 2018
As China prepares to impose new tariffs on America worth £35 billion, Sky’s Ian King speaks to Desmond Lachman, a former deputy director at the IMF’s Policy Development and Review Department and Dr Rebecca Harding, economist and founder of Equant-Analytics, on the damage a trade war could do to both the US and the UK. Lachman says Trump is having to pay a “heavy price” for announcing a series of import tariffs on China and “should listen to the markets.” Trade fears caused Wall Street to open sharply lower on Wednesday and also weighed global stocks.

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