Sino-U.S. Divide; Trade-War Whisperer; Aussie Comeback: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Monday, Asia. Here’s the latest news from Bloomberg Economics:

  • From trade war to cold war: Since the Soviet Union’s fall, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump administration is making that position look increasingly untenable
  • Trump’s $250 billion economic battle with China has run into a one-man obstacle: a trade-war whisperer working for the other side
  • Buoyed by improving terms of trade and a robust employment outlook, the Australian dollar’s worst days may be behind it
  • This chart shows why job prospects for Japan’s college students are the best since the 1990s
  • German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier says the country needs a package of measures to secure long-term growth after the economy shrank for the first time since early 2015
  • Amir Yaron, a finance professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton school of business, was confirmed as Bank of Israel’s new governor

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