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  • 20-Jan – BoJ faces a tough situation - Updated Mon January 19, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • We revise our USD-CHF forecasts after the SNB’s surprise move • New Zealand – Inflation likely remained flat q/q • UK – We expect no change in votes at the January MPC meeting • Market focus • The BoJ is likely to expand ...

  • Asia data previews – 05-12 Dec - Updated Fri December 5, 2014

    • China is due to hold its Annual Central Economic Work Conference from 9-12 December • Central banks of Indonesia, Korea, Philippines and New Zealand are expected to keep rates on hold • We expect slower industrial production growth in China, Ind...

  • Asia data previews – Week of 27-Oct - Updated Fri October 24, 2014

    BoJ likely to cut GDP forecast on weaker economic data; we expect no change in policy for now • RBNZ is likely to extend its pause, keeping rates at 3.50% • We expect better Q3 GDP growth in Taiwan and steady exports in Hong Kong, in line with ou...

  • 23-Jul – South Korea: Sentiment, not headline growth - Updated Tue July 22, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – Trade deficit likely narrowed in June • New Zealand – RBNZ expected to hike cash rate a fourth time, to 3.50% • Euro area – A temporarily soft period? • Market focus • Korea’s Q2 GDP is likely be 3.6% y/y, 0.3ppt lo...

  • 29-Jan – Preparing for Japan’s sales-tax hike - Updated Tue January 28, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines – GDP growth likely remained robust in Q4 • New Zealand – We expect RBNZ to leave rate unchanged at a low 2.50% • Argentina – We raise our USD-ARS forecasts • Market focus • December data is likely to show earl...

  • 18-Sep – India: RBI to stay cautious - Updated Tue September 17, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – August imports likely offset export gains • New Zealand – Q2 growth was likely muted at 0.2% q/q • South Africa – SARB forecasts in focus • Market focus • Marginal tweaking of liquidity-tightening measures is possi...

  • Asia Focus - Transforming, rebalancing, outperforming - Updated Wed March 13, 2013

    • The global economy is recovering, despite the weakness in the West. It will be difficult for the US to achieve more than 2% GDP growth this year; fiscal tightening and policy uncertainty will cast shadows on the turnaround in the housing and energ...

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