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Can Trade War Spook Stock Markets in 2018?

Peter Barnes
Can Trade War Spook Stock Markets in 2018?

The biggest political risk to markets could arise from a trade war that has been playing out ever since Donald Trump came to power. President Trump has repeatedly threatened to terminate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which is important to all three member countries: the US, Canada, and Mexico. There has been much discussion ahead of the NAFTA renegotiation deadline in March. The question arises whether abandoning NAFTA could bolster US economic interests.