On 21 February, Andy Rothman, investment strategist at Matthews Asia, joined Mark Sobel, US chairman of OMFIF, to discuss the impact of coronavirus on the Chinese economy and its neighbouring countries. They assessed the issues surrounding the accuracy of economic and health data, the epidemic’s effect on the consumer and services sectors, and prospects for rebound. They also compared the situation to that of the Sars outbreak, and outlined what macroeconomic or financial mitigation we can expect to see from the Chinese government. Later, they provided an overview of the latest on the US-China trade deal.
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