HOW ASIA WOULD VOTE IN THE U.S. ELECTION: EXCLUSIVE SURVEY
Across the region, economic issues were seen as more important than the management of international relations and the environment.
Seventy per cent said a Clinton presidency would be better for US trade relations with Asia than a Trump presidency.
“I think part of the reason for that sentiment could be the overriding ‘pro-protectionist’ theme of Donald Trump’s presidency,” said Stephen Innes, a senior trader at the New York-based currency trading firm Oanda.
On the flip side, Innes said a Clinton presidency had the potential to hurt Asian trade with the US as well. “A strong win for Hillary could mean her policies to boost economic growth may be brought forward,” said Innes.
“This could be done by cranking up fiscal policy which in turn would lead to a wave of US inflation,” he said. “This will give support for the US dollar, to the detriment of Asia emerging market capital inflows.”
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