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Tariff Impact on Bank Lending

If Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on foreign solar panels and washing machines leads to a trade war with China and other trading partners, how will that affect bank lending in the agriculture and energy loan categories? My story will focus exclusively on the banking aspect; I’m not interested in comments around the political aspects of a trade war. I am only interested in whether a trade war would have a negative impact on commercial bank lending in agriculture and energy products.