China trade

Market Attention on Japan and Libya

April 11, 2011

Northeast Japan was rocked by yet another 7.1 magnitude aftershock followed by new tsunami warnings. Qaddafi reportedly agreed to a cease fire proposal made by the African Union, but doubts persist that the civil war will really end in Libya. After a quarterly meeting of Bank of Japan branch managers, the assessment was downgraded for […] More

Stronger Asian Stocks and Softer Euro to Start the Week

February 14, 2011

The euro and kiwi are down against the dollar by 0.7% and 0.6%.  Other major dollar pairs have changed no more than 0.1% since Friday‚Äôs close. Equities rose 3.2% in China, 2.7% in India, 1.9% in South Korea, 1.3% in the Philippines  and Hong Kong, 1.8% in Thailand, and 1.1% in Japan and Australia.  The […] More

Stocks Sharply Lower in Asia and Europe

January 10, 2011

The fear of tighter monetary policies to curb inflation depressed Asia equities.  Share prices fell by 4.2% in Indonesia, 2.4% in India, 1.9% in China, 2.1% in The Philippines, 1.8% in Thailand, 1.0% in Singapore and 0.7% in Pakistan and Hong Kong. Japanese markets were closed for Coming of Age Day. European stocks have been […] More

Stocks Rebound After Chinese Data Release

October 13, 2010

Equities advanced 2.4% in India, 2.0% in Sri Lanka, 1.8% in Indonesia, 1.6% in Thailand, 1.7% in Singapore, 1.5% in Hong Kong, 1.4% in China and 0.7% in the Philippines and Malaysia.  Stocks are up 1.4% in Germany and France and by 1.2% in Britain.  Stocks lagged well behind in Japan (0.2%) and were unchanged […] More