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China Growth: Brighter Prospects?
1 June 2022
The latest batch of official PMI data gave a nice boost to Chinese equities and also commodities. While China's supply-side stimulus allows to “mobilize” the official sector fairly quickly, it does no...
The Chinese Slowdown: Much More Than Covid
7 May 2022
The most recent macroeconomic figures show that the Chinese slowdown is much more severe than expected and not only attributable to the Covid-19 lockdowns. It is easy to use the Covid-19 lockdowns as ...
The View From Shanghai
7 May 2022
It has been a month since Shanghai entered into lockdowns due to the Omicron outbreak. Looking at the A-shares market, this is earnings season, and we continue to track the performance of key listed c...
China's Ancillary Services Paradigm Shift: Market Rules Adapt To A Changing Power System
25 March 2022
On 21 December 2021, China's NEA published a draft update to the Measures for Administration of Ancillary Services, the overarching document governing ancillary services in China.
The Evergrande Crisis And Mainland China's Property Sector Risks
11 November 2021
China's property sector is not a growth driver of the Chinese economy, but a growth passenger. China's fiscal system also created incentives for local governments to favor housing market development.
ASEAN Manufacturing Rebounds In October, RCEP Ratification Boosts Longer-Term Economic Outlook
9 November 2021
The ASEAN region has shown a strong rebound in manufacturing output during October. As a result of the severe negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread lockdowns and travel bans, many AS...
Investing In Emerging Markets As Global Rates Rise
22 February 2021
Past experience shows us that emerging markets have historically reacted positively to higher global rates, especially if the latter reflects an improving global growth outlook. Most emerging markets ...
3 Big Challenges For Emerging Markets Amid COVID-19
13 August 2020
Today, China's economic recovery continues ticking along, and we are even seeing some indicators showing growth relative to last year.
Emerging-Market Equities: Looking Past The Pandemic
21 July 2020
During the COVID-19 crisis, investor flight to safety assets and a strong US dollar battered emerging market stocks this year.