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  • Asia data previews – 3-10 April 2015 - Updated Fri April 3, 2015

    BoJ, RBA and RBI are likely to keep policy rates unchanged but ease further in Q2 • We also expect BoK to keep policy rates on hold for now and act on future data movements • China’s inflation and credit growth could ease, allowing room for furthe...

  • 23-Mar – CBC and BSP likely to stay neutral - Updated Sun March 22, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Vietnam – Q1 GDP and March data likely to show steady growth • UK – CPI likely eased further in February • US – Tepid core inflation to support the Fed’s wait-and-see stance • Market focus • CBC is likely to keep policy rat...

  • Asia – What Asian clients think - Updated Thu February 26, 2015

    • We bring together the results of all our client surveys in Q1-2015 on growth, risks and FX views • Vietnam has the largest share of optimists on growth, while Malaysia has the most pessimists • Asian clients are more bearish on their currencies ...

  • 23-Feb – Yellen to sound less dovish than minutes - Updated Sun February 22, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines − Trade deficit expected due to poor export growth • Vietnam - Key February data likely distorted by Tet holiday • Turkey – We expect the CBRT to cut its benchmark rate 50bps • Market focus • We expect (relative...

  • Asia data previews – 20-27 February 2015 - Updated Thu February 19, 2015

    Low energy prices likely pushed inflation lower in Hong Kong, Japan; deflation to persist in Singapore • We expect Hong Kong’s Q4 GDP growth to have slowed, Japan’s January data to show a recovery • Taiwan, Thailand current account surpluses likel...

  • Vietnam – What Vietnamese clients think - Updated Thu February 5, 2015

    Our Vietnam-based clients are the most bullish in the region, according to our poll • They are most concerned about the local economy, followed by the EU and China • The majority see upside risks to USD-VND in 2015, in line with our view...

  • Vietnam – A story beyond oil - Updated Tue January 27, 2015

    We expect the oil-price decline to have little impact on Vietnam’s trade sector; inflation likely to stay low • The rise of higher-value-added industries should support Vietnam’s growth in the long run • We see further upside risks to USD-VND in ...

  • 26-Jan – ECB reinforces AXJ cross-currents - Updated Sun January 25, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines – Trade deficit to widen in November • Taiwan – Monitoring index to show economy on steady growth path • Vietnam – January data likely to show an acceleration ahead of Tet • Market focus • PBoC signals defensive...

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Winners and losers - Updated Mon January 5, 2015

    TPP will make Vietnam’s apparel exports to the US more competitive, at the expense of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka • The extent of the impact will depend on how sourcing requirements are structured • Flexible sourcing rules could enable Vietnam to ove...

  • Asia data previews – 24-28 Nov - Updated Fri November 21, 2014

    BoJ minutes to shed light on recent surprise easing • We expect India’s Q2-FY15 GDP growth to slow versus Q1 • Taiwan IP should remain robust; Singapore and Korea IP may be more subdued...

  • 20-Nov – Latam FX: More USD pain - Updated Wed November 19, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Malaysia – October inflation was likely driven by fuel-subsidy cuts • Vietnam – Inflation likely continued to trend lower in November • US – Falling oil prices add to low underlying inflation pressures • Market focus • This...

  • 27-Oct – Turning off the US QE tap, and watching - Updated Sun October 26, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – Retail sales likely increased moderately in September • Thailand – Trade and C/A surpluses expected for September • Vietnam – Economic data likely to show mild improvement in October • Market focus • We think the ...

  • Oil price effects on Asia, the US and Latam - Updated Fri October 24, 2014

    • We estimate the macro impact of a sustained change in oil prices • The impact will likely be affected by whether supply or demand dynamics drive the move more • Lower oil costs will likely result in reverse stagflation • Our central case is for...

  • 23-Oct – South Korea: Real growth is a concern - Updated Wed October 22, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines – Trade deficit likely widened in August • Singapore – IP growth was likely positive in September • Vietnam – Inflation has likely eased further in October • Market focus • South Korea’s GDP likely grew 3.2% ...

  • 23-Sep – Revisiting our African FX forecasts - Updated Mon September 22, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Vietnam – Inflation likely slowed further in September • Germany – We expect September IFO to show a slight improvement • US – August new-home sales likely improved modestly • Market focus • Idiosyncratic and external fact...

  • 25-Jul – Lowering our US GDP but not yield forecast - Updated Thu July 24, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Thailand – Export recovery likely gained momentum in June • Vietnam – July data likely improved, but not significantly • Turkey – Tightening the stop on short 6M USD-TRY • Market focus • We have lowered our 2014 US ...

  • 24-Jun – Japan is making some progress on reform - Updated Mon June 23, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • High crude oil prices pose a risk to our IDR bond and IGB outlooks • Vietnam – Q2 GDP likely accelerated slightly • US – New-home sales likely edged lower; home prices continued to rise • Market focus • The updated growth ...

  • 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...

  • El Niño – Blowing hot and cold on food markets - Updated Wed May 14, 2014

    • Risks of an El Niño event have risen, with potentially damaging consequences for some crop yields • Our studies show global CPO stocks to be the most vulnerable to an El Niño event in the 2014/15 season • Such an event could elevate inflation ...

  • 27-Mar – Commodities volatility set to increase - Updated Wed March 26, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Southeast Asian FX – All the good news is already in the price • Vietnam – Q1 GDP likely to show economic growth is on track • Euro area – Businesses have a more sceptical outlook than consumers • Market focus • Commodities...



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23-Mar – CBC and BSP likely to stay neutral

Top 3 data/events • Vietnam – Q1 GDP and March data likely to show steady growth • UK – CPI likely eased further in February • US – Tepid core inflation to support the Fed’s wait-and-see stance • Market focus • CBC is likely to keep policy rates unchanged and maintain a pro-growth...

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