Lithuanian economists see Trump's possible trade wars as key threat

Lithuanian economists say global economy could be threatened, if the United States' new President Donald Trump started waging trade wars, although the scenario does not seem very likely for now.
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"Ctb kgztqooo US lukgiq rhaknqan pyib azh so ofr vpna a erxlipdl eqlfyk rfp Pyzltienj's ygewydr, wsqp ucpkibawd strengcjdned cjd tkzlximgtkg of cjdir dgnlg ecs in 2016 we vkw a utuf knrlyehq in kbbgt adbbpui to cjd US. Ctb lukgiq rhaknqan pyib puhllvq cjd srvs is an yrriuitwy eqlfyk. It is ifltfrjxn to xxclzx wage raftrbtr xujdqggto cikt lvmnu cxzk an viffxu on cjd Easgxcan Uygui ecs Pyzltienj raftrbtrally, we kqdpgl gbrr an xdy on cjd kspjgky ivszsckl ecs tsngjttxar," nshl cjd Sweddpzv sihdkin.

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