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Market Talk – May 26, 2022

By admin / May 26, 2022

ASIA: Earlier this week, China’s premier, Li Keqiang, warned that the world’s second-largest economy could struggle to record positive growth in the current quarter. “We will try to make sure the economy grows in the second quarter,” he said. A weaker yuan would probably help China’s export and trade balance, it would also make it […]

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Market Talk – May 25, 2022

By admin / May 25, 2022

ASIA: US President Joe Biden said he’ll review Trump-era tariffs imposed on imports from China amid growing calls from businesses to remove the levies, fueling a rally in the offshore yuan. Biden said he’s considering removing some of the tariffs and would talk with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about it after returning to the US […]

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Market Talk – May 9, 2022

By admin / May 9, 2022

ASIA: Japan’s services sector activity expanded for the first time in four months in April, as consumer sentiment recovered after the government lifted coronavirus curbs following a decline in domestic Omicron infections. The final au Jibun Bank Japan Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.7 from the previous month’s final of […]

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Market Talk – March 29, 2022

By admin / March 29, 2022

ASIA: Three of China’s largest banks have said that the country’s lenders face multiple headwinds this year that include the pandemic, global politics and domestic turmoil in the real estate industry. China’s banking industry is facing “a more complicated and severe business environment,” the country’s second-biggest lender by assets China Construction Bank Corp, said on […]

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Market Talk – March 9, 2022

By admin / March 9, 2022

ASIA: India has signed contracts to export about 500,000 tonnes of wheat in recent days, traders said, cashing in on a sharp rally in international prices and signaling a big uptick in overseas sales from the world’s second biggest producer of the grain. Traders said last week they had received inquiries from buyers seeking alternatives […]

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Market Talk – January 10, 2022

By admin / January 10, 2022

ASIA: India cut its forecast for economic growth in the year to the end of March to 9.2% on Friday from an earlier outlook of more than 10%, as disruptions due to the Omicron variant of coronavirus hit consumer sentiment and economic activity. The new forecast for real GDP in 2021/22 compares with a contraction […]

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Market Talk – January 21, 2020

By admin / January 21, 2020

ASIA: Many business leaders at the World Economic Forum raised concerns over whether the latest round of trade negotiations between China and US will result in a “phase two” deal before the end of President Donald’s first term. The biggest roadblocks that leaders identified for the phase two deal are US tariffs on Chinese goods […]

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Market Talk – January 17, 2020

By admin / January 17, 2020

ASIA: China’s annual growth rate was reported as its weakest in 29 years. The growth rate was 6.1% with Chinese officials stating that the economy was stable. Other numbers reported were that population growth was also slowing with Chinese citizens having fewer children than in previous years. Malaysia is talking to the Indian government and […]

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Market Talk – January 16, 2020

By admin / January 16, 2020

ASIA: The Trump administration is looking to make progress in phase two trade talks with China, according to a statement made today by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. The US wants to work on preventing China from subsidizing its state-owned enterprises. “It’s just insane that Chinese government officials continue to hack into American businesses […]

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Market Talk – January 15, 2020

By admin / January 15, 2020

ASIA: After more than two years of rising tension, the US and China have signed a deal aimed at calming trade frictions. The agreement has been hard-fought, but it is unclear how much economic relief from their trade war it will offer. Tariffs will largely remain in place. Analysts say it’s unlikely that the deal […]

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