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India

1 Dec 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor India's Q3 was Deceptively Strong, Enough to Ensure a December Hike

The unwinding of Delta base effects in India led to a tolerable moderation in GDP growth, to 6.3% in Q3.

But statistical discrepancies flattered the headlines, and the bump in consumption is unrepeatable.

The BoT rate, of 1.25%, likely is the terminal level; its 2023 forecasts inadvertently will justify a pause.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

EM Asia Datanote: Trade, India, October

  • In one line: Just a seasonal jump in the deficit, but two-way trade is falling apart.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

15 Nov 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor CPI Inflation is Turning Just in Time for a Pivotal RBI Meet in December

  • CPI inflation in India plunged to 6.8% in October, from 7.4% in September, thanks to food prices...
  • ...Base effects were helpful, but the turnaround is also indicative of very benign trends at the margin.
  • WPI inflation fell to a 19-month low of 8.4% in October, and deflation is just two quarters away.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

EM Asia Datanote: Core Production, India, September

  • In one line: A respectable bounce, but beware of extrapolating this to headline IP.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

17 Oct 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor No Clear Signs of Flood-Related Damage in Thailand's Sep. Surveys

  • Thai industrial growth will collapse in September, but the ongoing floods have little to do with it.
  • The recovery in consumer confidence is unaffected, as it still signals a healthy floor for spending growth.
  • WPI inflation in India continues to slow sharply, thanks in large part to waning food price pressures.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

EM Asia Datanote: Trade, India, September

  • In one line: The assistance from oil prices is far from over.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

EM Asia Datanote: August IP & September CPI, India

  • In one line: The RBI can’t seriously claim anymore that the economy “is holding up well”.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

7 Oct 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor The RBI's Latest Surveys Give More Reassurance than Warning Signs

  • Inflation expectations in India remain high, but stable, despite multiple pressures this year.
  • The mismatch between demand and supply is closing; further disinflation still lies ahead.
  • The PMIs for Q3 show a clear softening in activity; don’t bother with their rosy year-over-year signal.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

15 Sept 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor Outright WPI Deflation in India is Now in the Picture for Q2

  • WPI inflation in India continued to slow sharply in August, with outright deflation now on the horizon....
  • ...This should build the case for smaller rate hikes, especially with more cracks showing in RBI unity.
  • The trade deficit likely has peaked, thanks to falling oil prices, but don’t expect any help from exports.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

14 Sept 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor The August Inflation Rebound is No Cereal Killer for Smaller RBI Hikes

  • CPI inflation in India surprised slightly to the upside in August, refuelling calls for a 50bp rate hike...
  • ...But we’re sticking to our 25bp call; the jump in food inflation likely is a one-off, and core is steady.
  • The July crash in industrial growth was more than a base effect story, as output clearly is stagnating.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

EM Asia Datanote: July IP & August CPI, India

  • In one line: Still lining up for an RBI pivot later this month.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

5 Sept 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor Thai Consumers aren't Immune to Inflation, but a Cushion is Forming

  • Base effects are flattering Thai consumption, but the inflation bite is coming, lasting well into 2023.
  • Food prices, the largest driver of the rise in inflation in Indonesia, appear finally to have turned a corner.
  • India’s urban unemployment rate fell further in Q2, to a series low, despite the economy’s soft patch.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

1 Sept 2022 Emerging Asia Monitor Recession Revealed... Brace for a Q3 Collapse in GDP Growth in India

  • GDP growth in India disappointed in Q2, jumping merely to 13.5%, despite huge Delta base effects.
  • The headline should collapse in Q3, especially with the drag from oil prices persisting until early 2023.
  • The road ahead for consumption and investment will be rockier, rising inflation and credit costs aside.

Miguel Chanco (Chief EM Asia Economist)Emerging Asia

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