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  • Asia data previews – 24 April-1 May 2015 - Updated Fri April 24, 2015

    BoJ may add JPY 10tn to its asset purchase programme and reconsider the inflation target timeline • BoT is likely finished with its easing cycle; the RBNZ may maintain its dovish stance but not ease as yet • China’s manufacturing sector is still u...

  • 09-Mar – BoT to stay put on policy rate - Updated Sun March 8, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • China - Weak consumer confidence suggests further deflationary pressure • Philippines - Export growth seen rebounding modestly • China – Little support for band widening near-term • Market focus • We reiterate our call that...

  • 28-Nov – No quick fix to China’s growth - Updated Thu November 27, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Indonesia – We expect inflation to have spiked in November • South Korea – Exports likely slowed in November • Thailand – November inflation was likely subdued • Market focus • We expect China’s official manufacturing PMI ...

  • Asia data previews – Week of 01-Nov - Updated Fri October 31, 2014

    China’s manufacturing PMI likely remained flat amid weak domestic demand; we expect a 25bps deposit rate cut in Q4 • We expect RBA, BoT and BNM to keep policy rates unchanged in the week ahead; BoJ minutes may show some concern on inflation target ...

  • 30-Jul – China eases more - Updated Tue July 29, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Thailand – Current account was likely in surplus in June • Philippines – We expect BSP to hike policy rates on 31 July • Euro area – CPI likely to slow, unemployment to stay unchanged • Market focus • Growing evidence that...

  • Asia – Three counter-attacks - Updated Tue June 17, 2014

    Asia’s leverage issues are confined to certain pockets and are not an across-the-board concern • Asia’s productivity performance has been solid across the board since 2000 • It is not an 'importless' recovery in the West – we expect external dem...

  • Asia Focus – Clearing skies - Updated Wed October 9, 2013

    We see growth improving across the region, despite recent financial-market distress. Fretting over the growth outlook because of portfolio outflows is missing the point, in our view. We think more optimism is in order, as simultaneous growth in majo...

  • Local Markets Compendium 2014 - Updated Mon October 7, 2013

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of EM bond markets have been greatly exaggerated. Increased global allocations to local EM bond markets have been not cyclical but primarily structural in nature, reflecting these markets’ rising ec...

  • 09-Jul – Dancing in September - Updated Mon July 8, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • China – Export growth likely remained subdued in June • Philippines – Another month of negative export growth looks likely • Thailand – We expect the BoT to keep rates on hold • Market focus • We now expect QE tapering to s...

  • Asia leverage uncovered - Updated Mon July 1, 2013

    The following is a joint research report from the Equity and Regional Research teams. Two versions of the report are available; the Equity Research version includes additional company-specific content. • Unprecedented approach to systemic credit r...

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