March 7, 2018 / 2:33 PM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Moody's Says U.S. Tariffs, If They Prompt More Trade Restrictions, Will Hurt Sovereigns Globally

* MOODY’S SAYS U.S. TARIFFS, IF THEY PROMPT MORE TRADE RESTRICTIONS, WILL HURT SOVEREIGNS GLOBALLY

* MOODY’S SAYS PROPOSED U.S. TARIFFS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO RISE IN INFLATIONARY PRESSURE, GIVEN THAT U.S. ECONOMY IS OPERATING “AROUND CAPACITY”

* MOODY’S SAYS EXPECT OVERALL INFLATIONARY EFFECT OF PROPOSED U.S. TARIFFS WILL BE MINIMAL

* MOODY’S SAYS PROPOSED TARIFFS WILL ERODE COMPETITIVENESS OF MANY U.S. MANUFACTURING COS, INCLUDING THOSE IN AEROSPACE, TRANSPORTATION, HEAVY MACHINERY

* MOODY’S SAYS BENEFIT OF TARIFFS FOR U.S. STEEL, ALUMINUM PRODUCERS IS OFFSET BY IMPACT ON CONSUMING SECTORS

* MOODY’S SAYS DIRECT IMPACT OF PROPOSED U.S. TARIFFS ON GROWTH AND EXPORTS OUTSIDE U.S. WILL BE SMALL

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