China CPI

Dollar Weakens Pretty Much Across the board

December 9, 2015

Share prices in Asia and Europe are mostly lower, but a 0.4% uptick in China’s market is an exception.  Stocks fell 1.3% in India and Indonesia, 1.0% in Japan, 1.4% in Taiwan and 0.6% in New Zealand and Australia.  Equities in Europe have so far lost 3.8% in Greece, 1.1% in France, 1.0% in Switzerland, […] More

Waiting for Draghi’s Press Conference and U.S. Retail Sales

January 12, 2012

Equities show overnight gains of 1.4% in Germany and 1.2% in France ahead of the ECB policy announcement and monthly press conference.  The dollar is down 0.3% against the euro and 0.5% softer relative to the Swiss franc. The dollar otherwise has dipped 0.2% against the loonie and 0.1% versus sterling, while firming 0.1% against […] More

Now Italy’s in the Cross-Hairs

July 11, 2011

As European Finance Ministers meet, contagion fears have turned to Italy.  While estimates released in late April put the third largest Euroland economy’s fiscal deficit-to-GDP at 4.6% in 2010, less than half the relative size the Portuguese, Greek, Irish or Spanish imbalances, Italy’s massive debt-to-GDP ratio climbed from 103.6% in 2007 to 119.0% in 2010.  […] More

China Releases Data and Raises Reserve Requirements to Record High

June 14, 2011

Stocks recovered as China’s monthly data were near expectations and did not point to excessive slowdown.  Equities advanced 1.5% in China, 1.9% in Thailand, 1.4% in South Korea, and 1.1% in Japan.  European stocks followed Asia’s upbeat cue in spite of ongoing concerns about Greece.  S&P downgraded the Greek sovereign debt rating by three steps […] More