Japan is still seeing economic strength and expansion despite the negative impact from the trade dispute between the US and China, which many economists feel will only intensify in the future. There is now a three month expansion in that indicates solid business investment in Japan giving the economy a shot in the arm as it clearly shrugs off the economic drag all expected. Now the question is, will the US and China make headway at the Osaka G20 Meeting on June 27 and 28? We have an answer, NO.
Japan will continue to invest in tech that builds a society that allows men and women of all ages to work in diverse environments. Japan is a world leader in this respect. However, with regards to the US-China Trade Talks, it will only get worse, and there will be no deal at G20 nor for months after. This trade issue is not fixable in 6-months nor one-year. It will be an ongoing and escalating issue that damages equity markets and global economies.
The Trade War will only intensify and move from a tit-for-tat tariff war to, what some think will be a hot war. We think that any military action is out of the question……both the US and China will talk big but never fire on each other. More on this topic in the coming weeks.