US President Donald Trump's distaste for rising US interest rates and his stinging criticism of the Federal Reserve may spur an acceleration of the hiking cycle in that country, raising fresh concern for portfolio outflows from emerging markets. Trump this week lashed China and the EU for their weak currencies, saying a stronger dollar and rising interest rates were undermining America's "competitive edge," and took a fresh jab at the Federal Reserve. He also said he was prepared to impose US tariffs on all Chinese imports. "China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the US is raising rates, while the dollar gets stronger and stronger with each passing day, taking away our big competitive edge," Trump tweeted on Friday. "The United States should not be penalised because we are doing so well." In an apparent reference to Fed rate increases, Trump added: "Tightening now hurts all that we have done. Debt coming due & we ...

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