India this week reported 7.3% GDP growth for Q3, overtaking China, which had 6.8% growth during the same period.
The Japanese prime minister’s slumping approval rate and grim Q2 GDP data is likely to push the Bank of Japan to resume monetary easing before the end of this year, Pioneer Investments said in a research note.
The US and China provide some benefit to Korean corporates, Hyung Jin Lee, head of Asian equities, wrote in a recent research note. As the US economy expands, Korean exports should pick up. Another tailwind is the increasing number of Chinese tourists visiting the country. “In 2014, Chinese residents visited Korea more than any other […]
Asia-Pacific is expected to overtake North America as the region with the largest amount of private wealth by 2016, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group.
About 50% of Korea’s GDP is dependent on exports, which have been declining this year, according to Aidan Yao, senior emerging market economist at Axa Investment Managers. Weak external demand from the US is one reason why exports are falling. Also, Korean companies are strong competitors with their Japanese counterparts and the strengthening of the […]
When the People’s Bank of China imposed a 1% reduction on the required reserve ratio – the amount of cash reserves a bank must hold – on 20 April, bringing the rate down to 18.5%, it triggered a wave of positive sentiment. However, Rothman, investment strategist at Matthews Asia, believes that the hopes of increased […]
Don’t blindly accept the IMF’s “new mediocre” era of “low growth for a long time”. The synchronisation of rising economic growth in the US, China, Japan and India remains a plausible event, according to the bank’s research. BNY’s “G4 scenario” assumes that Japan’s average annual GDP growth is 2% for the remainder of the decade, […]
A fall in domestic inflation and an improved current account deficit, along with a new reform-minded government, have been the key factors driving the market. “In spite of the rally, the market is not trading at valuations higher than its long-term average. Excess optimism has not been factored into current prices,” Rajah said in an […]