Risk factors to watch out for in 2015: UK Investors

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 Risk factors to watch out for in 2015: UK Investors

Overview:

While there are many reasons for why UK investors could be forgiven for thinking that 2015 could be a good year for portfolio returns, we caution that there are a number of risk factors that will require careful assessment ahead of, and throughout the year.

Below we detail some of the most prominent risks which we believe UK investors will face throughout the year.

By |2020-09-09T09:42:53+05:30Saturday, December 20, 2014|Categories: China, Crude Oil, Europe, Gold, Japan, Macro Timeline, Stock Reports, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

Chinese inflation dips further, industrial production and manufacturing weaken; no real change to our outlook

Chinese Economic Update – 16 December 2014

Chinese inflation dips further, industrial production and manufacturing weaken; no real change to our outlook

Chinese economic data appeared to show the economy wobbling once more last week as a raft of releases underperformed against expectations.

In detail, Chinese inflation fell once more throughout the month of November, with the most recent reading of the CPI survey coming in at 1.4% against expectations for a print of 1.6%.

Chinese industrial production growth also fell further than expected, down from 7.7% to 7.2%. […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:54+05:30Tuesday, December 16, 2014|Categories: China, Macros|0 Comments

Chinese trade balance slips as world awaits inflation and industrial production data; SSE Comp tops 3,000

Chinese Economic Update – 09 December 2014

Chinese trade balance slips as world awaits inflation and industrial production data; SSE Comp tops 3,000

Chinese shares continued their unprecedented advance throughout much of the time since our last update, with the SSE Composite index topping the 3,000 barrier for the first time since 2010 on Monday morning.

While the index appeared to top out for the time being on Tuesday morning, ahead of a 200 point correction, the rally seen over the last six months and its consequent breach above 3,000 has now […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:56+05:30Tuesday, December 9, 2014|Categories: China, Macros|0 Comments

PBOC moves to support growth, cuts rates on low inflation and increasing economic uncertainty

Chinese Economic Update – 26 November 2014

PBOC moves to support growth, cuts rates on low inflation and increasing economic uncertainty

The People’s Bank of China caught investors off guard on Friday when it announced a surprise cut to both the 1 yr deposit rate and the 1yr lending rate for the first time in two years.

The benchmark 1 yr deposit rate was cut by 25 bp on Friday morning while the 1 yr lending rate was cut by 40 bp at the same time. The PBOC also indicated at […]

By |2020-09-09T09:43:01+05:30Wednesday, November 26, 2014|Categories: China, Macros|0 Comments

An event filled week for Chinese premier Xi Jingping; equities continue their ascent as countdown to mutual access begins

Chinese Economic Update – 11 November 2014

An event filled week for premier Xi Jingping; Chinese equities continue their ascent as countdown to mutual access begins

Chinese equities continued to push higher over the last 10 days as resilient economic data underlined what was already a bullish mood among local investors.

In detail, a volley of manufacturing and industrial numbers came in on par with expectations last week, while on Monday morning CPI inflation data indicated that prices charged to consumers held steady during October.

This was while […]

By |2020-09-09T09:43:15+05:30Wednesday, November 12, 2014|Categories: China, Macros|0 Comments

European inflation data represents a further risk to markets

EU Economic Update – 28 October 2014

European inflation data represents a further risk to markets

While US monetary policy and growth data are likely to take centre stage this week, there other items on the agenda which have the power to disrupt markets. These come in the form of German CPI and Flash euro-zone CPI figures for the month of October.

Official projections suggest that the German economy will have entered into a deflationary environment during the period, after several months of flirting with nil inflation at 0.0% price growth for the months of […]

By |2020-09-09T09:43:17+05:30Tuesday, October 28, 2014|Categories: China, Europe, Japan, Macros, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments
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