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  • 16-May-12 – Under pressure - Updated Tue May 15, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – Q1 GDP likely improved, but not by much • Singapore – Q1 GDP likely to be revised up from earlier estimate • US – FOMC minutes to shine a light on the chances for further QE Market focus • The sell-off in IDR governm...

  • 15-May-12 – Relative value in Asia - Updated Mon May 14, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – A contraction in machinery orders is likely • UK – BoE’s Inflation Report to provide insight into the possibility of further QE • US – Consumer spending continues to expand Market focus • Asian bonds have underperfo...

  • 11-May-12 – Asia is feeling China’s slowdown - Updated Thu May 10, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • India – April WPI likely dropped, driven by food and mineral prices • China – April copper imports fell to eight-month lows • Japan – Domestic CGPI likely continued to rise in March Market focus • China’s demand from Asia is...

  • 8-May-12 – Steady hands at Asian central banks - Updated Mon May 7, 2012

    Top 3 key data/events • Malaysia – Export and import growth likely slowed in March • Greece – Political crisis as pro-bailout parties fail to gain a majority • US – We anticipate sub-par performance for NFIB small business optimism Market focus ...

  • 01-May-12 – SEA outshines US in data surprises - Updated Mon April 30, 2012

    Top 3 key events and data • Thailand – BoT is expected to keep rates on hold • Euro area – Manufacturing PMI: no place to hide in the region, even not in Germany • US – ISM manufacturing may have had a timid start to Q2 Market focus • US downsi...

  • 27-Apr-12 – The canary in the coal mine - Updated Thu April 26, 2012

    Top 3 key events and data • Korea – Industrial production in negative territory • Taiwan – GDP growth to moderate in Q1 • US – Q1 GDP likely to disappoint Market focus • Australia’s money market is pricing in major RBA easing; a warning for the...

  • 25-Apr-12 – FOMC to hold firm - Updated Tue April 24, 2012

    Top 3 key events and data • New Zealand – Rates to remain on hold • Singapore – March industrial production likely to have fallen into negative territory • South Korea – Q1 GDP likely to have accelerated on a q/q basis Market focus • Bernanke i...

  • 24-Apr-12 – Asian exports decelerate - Updated Mon April 23, 2012

    Top 3 key events and data • Euro area – Focus on debt auctions in Spain and Italy • UK – GDP data to show the economy avoided another negative quarter in Q1-2012 • US – Housing market remains uninspiring Market focus • China’s slowdown to weigh...



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