How the US election result may affect UAE firms

Experts and business figures give their opinions on the impact of a Clinton or Trump victoryDubai: As the US presidential election campaigns enter their final leg, we asked several UAE’s business and economics specialists how the eventual winner might impact the country’s — and region’s — economy.On the surface, Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s stated economic policies are remarkably similar, at least as far as US dealings with the rest of the world are concerned.Both candidates say they support free trade. Both have been critical of several international trade deals, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Both say they will defend US jobs and promote US manufacturing.But their policy approaches to achieving their goals differ.Trump in June announced a seven-point plan for boosting US trade which included pulling out of the TTP, renegotiating or exiting the North American Free Trade Association, a trade accord …
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