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Preparing for a Trump or Biden presidency

The winner in November will influence a plethora of issues that drive financial markets

As the United States presidential election draws closer, markets will increasingly brace themselves for what could be an acrimonious campaign season followed by a potential transition in power.

The winner in November will influence a plethora of issues that drive financial markets - from domestic taxation and regulation of Big Tech to healthcare policy and US geopolitical strategy in the South China Sea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2020, with the headline 'Preparing for a Trump or Biden presidency'. Print Edition | Subscribe