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TRADE WAR NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM FOR CHINA’S CRE

The U.S-China trade relationship has clearly entered unchartered territory. The introduction of new and retaliatory tariffs indicates that no resolution is in sight. But where commercial real estate is concerned, it is not all doom and gloom, with several factors potentially alleviating any collateral damage arising from the conflict. Firstly, China’s economy. The economic landscape in China has remained healthy this year on most metrics, despite the slowest quarterly gross domestic product... Read More >

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