Chinese GDP and industrial production

Some Good News Allows Riskier Assets to End Week on Rising Note

April 17, 2020

Released Chinese data were not as bad as feared. Although the first shrinkage of real GDP since 1976 was confirmed, the on-year decline of 6.8% last quarter was close to expectations, and officials asserted that the Covid-19 shock will not impair the continuing impressive long-term expansion of economic activity. Other released figures revealed a much […] More

Somewhat Better-Than-Forecast Chinese Data Lifts European Equities

July 16, 2014

Stock markets in Europe have risen so far today by 1.6% in Italy, 1.4% in France, 1.2% in Germany and Spain, 0.9% in Britain and 0.8% in Switzerland. Stocks in the Pacific Rim did not immediately respond to stronger-than-expected Chinese GDP and industrial production, as investors at first concluded that the government in Beijing would […] More