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11 Nov 2016 (AFR) – Trump stokes commodity train – Trump’s re-industrialisation of America could take years

(11 November 2016, AFR, p44, by Tony Boyd, Chanticleer, Back Page)

‘One way of explaining the amazing surge in commodity prices in the wake of Donald Trump becoming US President-Elect is that there is going to be an infrastructure investment surge on both sides of the Pacific. The idea is that Trump’s commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure will coincide with an increase in China’s policy of investing in infrastructure from China to the Middle East. Ironically, this confluence of commodity-friendly investment, which would benefit Australia’s terms of trade, would be triggered by Trump’s isolationist and protectionist trade policies.’

Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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