SINGAPORE (Mar 4): Politics, not economics, seem to be the primary driver of the financial markets lately. The US will be delaying its increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, announced by US President Donald Trump on Feb 25. The trade war truce between the US and China was scheduled to end on March 1. Trump had initially said he would immediately increase tariffs on some Chinese goods after that date.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.


  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply