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Trade war stands to help Samsung and hurt Foxconn in 2019

Analysts' must-watch Asian companies include Singtel and Taiwan's Eclat Textile

Despite growing concern about effects of the trade war, companies expected to earn from 5G and other new technologies are drawing strong attention.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Samsung Electronics and companies that have shifted production to Southeast Asia will likely emerge as beneficiaries of the Sino-American trade war in 2019, market players told Nikkei in a survey.

The tensions that escalated in 2018 are likely to continue reverberating, they said. Many cited non-Chinese telecommunications players as companies to watch.

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