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25 Jan 2021 January Trade is Sluggish, but not Collapsing Under Covid Strain

We've been on the watch for signs of deterioration in foreign trade as a result of renewed anti-Covid restrictions both within Asian countries, causing logistical difficulties,...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)24th Jan 2021 18:10China+

21 Jan 2021 The PBoC Shows its Hand Through its Open Market Operations

In the past couple of years, markets have begun to track PBoC moves much more tightly, as our first chart shows.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)20th Jan 2021 18:00China+

14 Jan 2021 China's December Money and Credit Numbers are Worrisome

China's December Money and Credit Numbers are Worrisome

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)13th Jan 2021 18:00China+

13 Jan 2021 China's 2020 GDP Number Likely will see Significant Revisions

China's 2020 GDP Number Likely will see Significant Revisions

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)12th Jan 2021 18:00China+

12 Jan 2021 Services Inflation is About to Stage a Recovery, Repairing Margins

Services Inflation is About to Stage a Recovery, Repairing Margins

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)11th Jan 2021 18:10China+

11 Jan 2021 Rising Commodity Prices will soon Show up in China's Trade Figures

Rising Commodity Prices will soon Show up in China's Trade Figures

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

7 Jan 2021 China's Services Sector is Ahead of the Curve

China's services sector has come back strongly from the pandemic.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)6th Jan 2021 18:00China+

6 Jan 2021 Last Year's BoJ Splurge was no Abenomics Re-run

BoJ support has sent monetary aggregates through the roof.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)5th Jan 2021 18:00China+

5 Jan 2021 Caixin PMI Implies China's Small Firms Due a Further Correction

Caixin PMI Implies China's Small Firms Due a Further Correction

Miguel Chanco (Senior Asia Economist)24th Dec 2020 06:34China+

4 Jan 2021 China PMI Gives Early Warning on Producer and Services Prices

China's official manufacturing PMI was little changed, at 51.9 in December, compared with 52.1 in November.

Miguel Chanco (Senior Asia Economist)24th Dec 2020 06:32China+

23 Dec 2020 The Covid State of Play in Asia... Good for EMs, Bad for DMs

For some of Asia's giants, this year's Covid-19 woes are unlikely to get any better when the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve.

Miguel Chanco (Senior Asia Economist)22nd Dec 2020 18:10China+

22 Dec 2020 The PBoC is Comfortable with its Policy Settings

The PBoC is rounding out 2020 remaining neutral in interbank markets.

Miguel Chanco (Senior Asia Economist)21st Dec 2020 18:10China+

18 Dec 2020 An All-Encompassing Period of Disinflation is Afoot in India

CPI inflation in India slowed faster than expected in November, dropping to 6.9%, from the nine-month high of 7.6% in October.

Miguel Chanco (Senior Asia Economist)17th Dec 2020 18:10China+

17 Dec 2020 The Risk of a Double-Dip in Japan is Rising, due to the Third Covid Wave

Japan's flash Jibun Bank PMIs for December were mixed, but they broadly confirm the significant moderation in GDP growth in the current quarter.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)16th Dec 2020 16:40China+

16 Dec 2020 China's Q4 Recovery has Wavered Only Slightly, Thanks to Consumers

Industrial production growth in China has peaked, notwithstanding the likely spike in Q1, when the base effects kick in from the Covid- induced shutdowns earlier this year.

Miguel Chanco (Senior Asia Economist)15th Dec 2020 16:20China+

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