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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+

30 Apr 2020 Footfall Data Highlight the Wide Range of "Lockdowns" in Asia

Google's Covid-19 Community Mobility Reports have come raging into fashion in recent weeks, providing a glimpse of the damage done by lockdowns across the world.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)29th Apr 2020 07:48China+

28 Apr 2020 No Bazooka from the BoJ, but More Support for Firms and Banks

The Policy Board of the Bank of Japan stepped up its Covid-19 liquidity relief measures yesterday, while retaining its main policy settings--namely, the -0.10% balance rate...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)27th Apr 2020 19:10China+

30 Mar 2020 Industrial Profits Data Complete China's Grim Start to 2020

Industrial profits in China collapsed by 38.3% year- over-year in the first two months of 2020, making December's 6.3% fall look like a minor blip.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)29th Mar 2020 19:10China+

27 Mar 2020 India Declares War on Covid-1, an H1 Recession Looks Inevitable

India's government imposed a three-week nationwide lockdown on March 25 to combat the increasingly rapid spread of Covid-19.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)26th Mar 2020 19:10China+

21 Feb 2020 China Credit Numbers are not Bad, but Pre-date Covid-19

Once again, Chinese January data released so far suggest that the Phase One trade deal was the dominant factor dictating activity for the first two- thirds of the month, with the...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)20th Feb 2020 18:10China+

7 Feb 2020 Coronavirus Could be near-$100B Hit to Chinese GDP in Q1

Nobody knows the damage China's virus- containment efforts will have on GDP, and we probably never will, for sure, given the opacity of the statistics.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)6th Feb 2020 18:10China+

4 Feb 2020 Early PBoC Rate Cut Confirms Official Worry Over Virus fallout

The PBoC yesterday cut its 7-day and 14-day reverse repo rate by 10bp, to 2.40% and 2.55% respectively, while injecting RMB 1.2T through open market operations.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)3rd Feb 2020 18:10China+

30 Jan 2020 Coronavirus Raises the Risks of a Technical Recession in Japan

Japan is one of the countries most exposed to economic damage from the coronavirus.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)29th Jan 2020 18:10China+

29 Jan 2020 What Policy Measures Can we Expect to Cushion Corona-impact

The extent of shut downs within China is now reaching extreme levels, going far beyond services and threatening demand for commodities, as well as posing a severe risk to the...

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)28th Jan 2020 18:10China+

24 Jan 2020 China's Economy is More Exposed to Deadly Disease now, than in 2003

We can't yet know how bad the spread of the coronavirus from the Chinese city of Wuhan will be.

Freya Beamish (Chief Asia Economist)23rd Jan 2020 18:10China+

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