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Trade war

Asian chip share rout provides strong indication of a tough 2019

Semiconductor industry braces for slowdown as trade war creates overhang

TAIPEI -- When President Jason Wang of United Microelectronics Corp. said on Wednesday that the world’s No. 3 contract chipmaker would keep a “very cautious” outlook on demand at least until early 2019, he was actually taking the words out of many investors’ and tech executives’ mouths amid the great uncertainties that have been brought by the escalating trade conflict between the world’s two leading economies.  

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