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May 21, 2024

The Aussie Chapter 4: Chinese Proxy
Paying Article

May 21, 2024 12:00 AM UTC

In "The Aussie", we will look into the "well-known "correlation among the Aussie and well-known benchmark to give our readers a closer look towards factors that have been affecting the movement of the Australian Dollar. In Chapter 4, we will look into the performance of the Aussie relative to the Ch

May 14, 2024

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The Aussie Chapter 3: Risk
Paying Article

May 14, 2024 12:00 AM UTC

In "The Aussie", we will look into the "well-known "correlation among the Aussie and well-known benchmark to give our readers a closer look towards factors that have been affecting the movement of the Australian Dollar. In Chapter 3, we will look into the performance of the Aussie against major equi

April 26, 2024

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Headwinds To Long-term Global Growth
Paying Article

April 26, 2024 9:30 AM UTC

Bottom line: While much focus is on the cyclical economic position to determine 2024 monetary policy prospects, the 2025-28 structural growth trajectory differs to the pre 2020 GDP trajectory for major economies.  While global fragmentation has a role to play, aging populations are already having a

April 17, 2024

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Markets: Fed Rather Than Middle East Worries
Paying Article

April 17, 2024 12:34 PM UTC

Global markets are being driven by a scale back in Fed easing expectations and we see a 5-10% U.S. equity market correction being underway.  However, with the market now only discounting one 25bps Fed cut in 2024, any downside surprises on U.S. growth or better controlled monthly inflation numbers

April 03, 2024

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March Outlook: Europe in Focus, Then Elections Around the World
Paying Article

April 3, 2024 9:00 AM UTC

April 02, 2024

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Asset Allocation: Pausing for Breath
Paying Article

April 2, 2024 9:00 AM UTC

Into Q2, data and policy (actual and perceived) will dominate DM markets. The ECB will likely take the spotlight with a 25bps cut on June 7, as the Fed face a better growth/more fiscal policy expansion and a tighter labor market than the EZ but also with a better productivity backdrop and outlook to

March 27, 2024

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March Outlook: Europe in Focus, Then Elections Around the World
Paying Article

March 27, 2024 9:00 AM UTC

March 25, 2024

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Outlook Overview: Europe in Focus, Then Elections Around the World
Paying Article

March 25, 2024 11:15 AM UTC

March 21, 2024

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Commodities Outlook: A Promising Horizon
Paying Article

March 21, 2024 11:00 AM UTC

March 11, 2024

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The Aussie Chapter 2: Commodities
Paying Article

March 11, 2024 12:00 AM UTC

In "The Aussie", we will look into the "well-known "correlation among the Aussie and well-known benchmark to give our readers a closer look towards factors that have been affecting the movement of the Australian Dollar. In Chapter 2, we will look into the performance of the Aussie against commoditie

February 26, 2024

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The Aussie Chapter 1: Interest Rate and Yields
Paying Article

February 26, 2024 4:27 AM UTC

The Australian Dollar ,"Aussie", has been referred as the commodity currency, risk currency, proxy Yuan by market participants who see correlation between the corresponding benchmark and the Aussie. While they all have sounded reasons to support their perspective, the level of correlation seems to b

January 15, 2024

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Taiwan: DPP Weaker than 2020
Paying Article

January 15, 2024 8:49 AM UTC

The DPP have won the Taiwan presidential election.  However, the DPP has lost its majority in parliament, while the 3rd party (Taiwan People Party (TPP) are signalling they will not form a coalition with (Kuomintang) KTT.  This will restrain the DPP.  However, China will still likely show its dis

January 11, 2024

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Webinar Recording December Outlook: Rate Cuts Into 2024
Paying Article

January 11, 2024 8:22 AM UTC

You can now access the webinar for the December Outlook here. 
To read the individual chapters please see the weblink below.  
Outlook Overview: Rate Cuts Into 2024 (here)
U.S. Outlook: Slower Growth to Sustain Improved Inflation Picture (here)
LatAm Outlook: Diverging Paths in 2024 (here)
China Outloo

January 09, 2024

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Shipping Freight Cost Jump and Inflation – Some Perspectives
Paying Article

January 9, 2024 2:24 PM UTC

Figure 1: Freight Cost Surge in Perspective
Source: DataStream 
How Long?
Houthi rebels have been attacking some ships in the Red Sea in recent weeks.  The key question is how long this will last?  One line of thinking is that the Houthi attacks are part of Iran axis of resistance alongside attacks

January 08, 2024

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Charting our Views December Outlook
Freemium Article

January 8, 2024 9:05 AM UTC

Outlook Overview: Rate Cuts Into 2024 (here)
Economic Scenarios 
U.S. Outlook: Slower Growth to Sustain Improved Inflation Picture (here)
LatAm Outlook: Diverging Paths in 2024 (here)
Brazil Policy Rate and CPI Inflation (YoY, %)
China Outlook: Headwinds To China Growth (here)
Japan Outlook: Normalizing

January 03, 2024

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Taiwan: Gray Warfare After A Mixed Election
Paying Article

January 3, 2024 11:02 AM UTC

 With the Taiwan elections on January 13 expected to re-elect the DPP, and the U.S. focused on Ukraine and Middle East, how will the Taiwan situation develop after the election and in the coming years?  
Figure 1: Taiwan Scenarios for the Next 5 Years  
  
Source: Continuum Economics 
More Gray W

January 02, 2024

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December Outlook: Rate Cuts Into 2024
Paying Article

January 2, 2024 9:53 AM UTC

Outlook Overview: Rate Cuts Into 2024 (here)
U.S. Outlook: Slower Growth to Sustain Improved Inflation Picture (here)
LatAm Outlook: Diverging Paths in 2024 (here)
China Outlook: Headwinds To China Growth (here)
Japan Outlook: Normalizing Monetary Policy Soon (here)
Asia/Pacific (ex-China/Japan) Outlook:

December 19, 2023

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December Outlook: Rate Cuts Into 2024
Paying Article

December 19, 2023 3:15 PM UTC

Japan Outlook: Normalizing Monetary Policy Soon (here)
DM FX Outlook: The Year of the Yen (here)
EM FX Outlook: USD Decline v Inflation Differentials (here)
Technical Analysis Quarterly Chartbook (here)

December 18, 2023

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Outlook Overview: Rate Cuts Into 2024
Paying Article

December 18, 2023 3:42 PM UTC

·     Uncertainty still prevails around this central view.  The impact of lagged monetary tightening could be greater than our estimates and deliver mild recessions in some DM countries.  We also feel that the disinflationary process could be stronger and this would help bring inflation back

December 15, 2023

RBA: Late to the 2024 Rate Cut Party
Paying Article

December 15, 2023 3:30 PM UTC

We forecast headline CPI inflation to continue moderating throughout 2024/25 until breaking below 3% in Q3 2025. Despite dissipating supply chain disruption and global monetary tightening, inflation for 2023/24 CPI has been revised marginally higher to 5.6% and 3.4% respectively as energy prices spi