Impact of a trade war on China’s luxury shoppers is ‘minimal’ for now



Saheli Roy Choudhury | CNBC

The impact of the ongoing trade spat between Washington and Beijing is going to have a “minimal” impact for now on China’s luxury shoppers, according to a partner at consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants. Most of the impact will be indirect, with the trade tariffs likely affecting the overall Chinese economy and the capacity for consumers to spend money on luxury goods, Pascal Martin told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “If you really look at the impact on luxury goods right now, it’s very minimal because they’re not part of the list of products affected by phase one and phase two of the trade sanctions that are being taken by the U.S. and China,” he said. Read more here