US-China Trade Talks Keep Getting More Complicated. That’s Not Good for Investors.

"Tariffs have taken their toll. European and Japanese exports to China are up 20% and the US is down 20%. We are losing market share rapidly and losing the impact of 40 years of hard work rapidly,” says Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, which represents 200 American companies doing business in China. “Both want a deal and a narrow deal is absolutely out there, but will require some political will on both sides. If [a light agreement] is perceived to be first of a number of agreements or down payment on a resolution of issues, that would be positive.”