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26 July 2021 Savings Data Suggest Households are Loosening the Purse Strings

Our analysis reveals that GDP growth in the first half may have been significantly stronger than billed. In particular, the household savings rate dropped sharply, back to...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)26th Jul 2021 00:10China+

19 July 2021 BoJ Playing it Down, but Green Fund Provisioning is Significant

Governor Kuroda was managing expectations about the new green fund-provisioning scheme in the press conference. 

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)19th Jul 2021 08:21China+

16 July 2021 Data are Conflicting, but we Think China's Growth Slowed in Q2

Sometimes when you put together the Chinese data, it feels like you are drawing from multiple jigsaw puzzles, each with pieces missing.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)16th Jul 2021 00:00China+

CHINA+ DATA WRAP 15.7.21

Jury still out on Q2 GDP growth. Retail sales stabilised in June, but the recovery remains on hold. Industrial production still lacks infrastructure...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)15th Jul 2021 14:58China+

13 July 2021 GDP Growth Probably was at its Lowest Point this Year in Q2

We've expressed misgivings for some time about the sustainability of GDP quarterly growth into Q2.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)13th Jul 2021 00:10China+

9 July 2021 An RRR Cut Addresses Immediate Problems, it's not a Broad Easing

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the Chinese monetary authorities are shifting to a broad-based easing stance.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)9th Jul 2021 00:00China+

6 July 2021 Local Government Expenditure will Soon Pick up, but Soon Enough?

China's on-balance sheet government deficit has recovered fast since the initial Covid hit early last year, reaching a seasonally adjusted 3.9% of GDP in Q1, on our calculations,...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)6th Jul 2021 00:10China+

5 July 2021 We Still Aren't too Worried About China's Credit/Money Slowdown

China analysts have a not-so-secret weapon; credit and money trends are very good leading indicators of GDP growth. At the moment, the signal from those indicators is worrying.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)5th Jul 2021 00:10China+

1 July 2021 Manufacturing PMI Points to Q2 GDP Growth Slowdown

The official manufacturing PMI indicates that bottlenecks remain a problem.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)1st Jul 2021 00:00China+

29 June 2021 Don't Write off a Consumer Spending Pop Just Yet

The potential for a consumption-led rebound in Chinese GDP growth is being underestimated, and we still expect a pop of faster growth.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)29th Jun 2021 00:10China+

25 June 2021 The Larger PBoC Reverse Repo Injection is Just Housekeeping

The PBoC injected RMB 30B through seven-day reverse repos yesterday, breaking with the more than three-month stretch in which the Bank routinely injected just RMB 10B.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)25th Jun 2021 00:00China+

21 June 2021 The BoJ's New Fund-Provisioning Programme will be Different

The Bank made a surprise announcement at its meeting last week.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)21st Jun 2021 00:10China+

17 June 2021 China Drops the Baton in the Switch From Manufacturing to Services

China's activity data were disappointing for May, raising serious questions about a limbo period in the middle of the year. 

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)17th Jun 2021 00:00China+

14 June 2021 What Do China's Emissions Targets Mean for Policy this Year?

Last year President Xi announced a new target for China, with the importance of GDP targeting diminishing.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)14th Jun 2021 00:10China+

9 June 2021 Japan's Q1 GDP Upgrade was a Bit Disappointing Under the Surface

Japan has been a laggard in the vaccine race, with the virus keeping the economy on a weak footing into this quarter and the next.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)9th Jun 2021 00:00China+

CHINA+ DATA WRAP 8.6.21

Not the best kind of upgrade

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)8th Jun 2021 07:34China+

7 June 2021 Having Your Cake and Eating it as the Household Savings Rate Falls

China is at a critical point in the recovery. The economy is switching lanes from the supply-led, export-supported manufacturing surge to consumer and services drivers.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)7th Jun 2021 00:10China+

4 June 2021 Did the U.S. Stimulus Give the Trade Cycle a Final Boost in May

Chinese exports have recovered much more quickly than elsewhere, thanks in large part to the still strong command element of the economy. 

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)4th Jun 2021 00:00China+

2 June 2021 Bottlenecks are Biting in the North East Asian Supply Chain

China's PMIs strongly suggest that supply-side bottlenecks, if anything, are worsening.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)2nd Jun 2021 00:00China+

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