U.S. Is Rare Bright Spot in Southeast Asia as China Exports Drop

Five of the six largest Asean economies see growing sales to U.S.

“Trade growth rates have deteriorated dramatically since the financial crisis,” OECD Chief Economist Catherine Mann said in an interview.

Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

After years of looking to China as a source of growth, Southeast Asian countries are turning their attention back to the world’s largest economy on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. 

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