Tariffs aren't solely to blame for the global slowdown: Economist

3:26 AM ET Thu, 19 Sept 2019

The tariffs that the U.S. and China have slapped on each other's goods "just aren't big enough" to explain the slowdown in global trade, says Shamik Dhar of BNY Mellon. Companies and investors who "fear something a lot worse" are driving the decline by cutting back on investments, he says.