Corrections: What investors ought to do after Trump fails to criticize Abe’s policies

(Corrects story originally published Feb. 13, 2017, to say that Japan, China and South Korea have trade surpluses, not deficits, with the U.S.)

Donald Trump has accused countries including China and Japan of manipulating their currencies and running large trade surpluses with the U.S.

Investors in Asia were on edge leading into the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump late last week. The economic policies of Abe, known as Abenomics, rely in part on a weak Japanese yen and exports to the U.S.

There is a clear conflict between Abenomics and Trump’s policies.

The news was that the meeting between Abe and Trump ended with handshakes, hugs, golf and a statement by Trump that he supports Japan “100%.

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