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Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)

11 June 2021 Monetary Conditions Finally Look to be Stabilising

The PBoC has had its foot off the brake for most of this year so far, following tightening through the second half of 2020, culminating in its efforts to shake out speculative...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)11th Jun 2021 00:00China+

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+

8 June 2021 China is Exposed to a Double Whammy Against Exports

It's now widely appreciated that Chinese exports are exposed, as the global economy switches lanes to services, from manufacturing.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)8th Jun 2021 00:10China+

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+

1 June 2021 The PMI Suggests PPI Inflation Likely Jumped Again in May

China's official manufacturing PMI was little changed at 51.0 in May, after April's 51.1, with the index remaining oblivious to U.S. stimulus efforts and in recent months.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)1st Jun 2021 00:10China+

26 May 2021 The BoK's Job is to Play it Cool While Uncertainty Remains High

The BoK's Job is to Play it Cool While Uncertainty Remains High

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

24 May 2021 China's Reopening Story Remains in Tact Despite Slow M1 Growth

China's Reopening Story Remains in Tact Despite Slow M1 Growth

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)24th May 2021 00:10China+

21 May 2021 Questions are Being Answered for China, but Some Remain

Questions are Being Answered for China, but Some Remain

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

19 May 2021 Japan's Q1 Capex Disappoints, but Greater Optimism is Warranted

Japan's Q1 Capex Disappoints, but Greater Optimism is Warranted

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)19th May 2021 00:00China+

18 May 2021 Industry and Capex are Losing Steam, the Retail Wobble is Nothing

Industry and Capex are Losing Steam, the Retail Wobble is Nothing

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)18th May 2021 00:10China+

13 May 2021 Fiscal Hawkishness is Tightening Monetary Conditions

Fiscal Hawkishness is Tightening Monetary Conditions

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

12 May 2021 Are Chinese Firms Running out of Cash to Support Commodities

Are Chinese Firms Running out of Cash to Support Commodities

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)12th May 2021 00:00China+

10 May 2021 Exports are Softening, but a More Serious Correction is in the Cards

Exports are Softening, but a More Serious Correction is in the Cards

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

7 May 2021 CPI Inflation will Soon Point to Higher Yields, But not Yet

CPI Inflation will Soon Point to Higher Yields, But not Yet

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

6 May 2021 The PBoC's Digital Yuan is Just Another Way of Keeping Control

The PBoC's Digital Yuan is Just Another Way of Keeping Control

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

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