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Rising bond yields — a validation of recovery or a challenge?

Rising bond yields — a validation of recovery or a challenge?

The world is set for a strong cyclical recovery. Andrew Mulliner, Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, shares his thoughts on the divergence in economic fortunes that are beginning to appear and the likely impact on investment opportunities.

Emerging market equities: China’s “smart” opportunity

Emerging market equities: China’s “smart” opportunity

Emerging markets Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña and Assistant Portfolio Manager Matt Culley explain why China is well positioned to lead in electric vehicle manufacturing.

How are China’s stock markets developing and evolving?

How are China’s stock markets developing and evolving?

China equities portfolio manager May Ling Wee discusses the buoyant initial public offering (IPO) market and the impact of ‘re-shoring’ and rising cross-border flows on Chinese markets.

China: what can investors expect in the year of the metal ox?

China: what can investors expect in the year of the metal ox?

China equities manager May Ling Wee highlights the key opportunities and risks facing the asset class in 2021.

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña explains that in light of the retreat from further global economic integration, reformist policies and value-added services are likely to become future drivers of emerging market growth and investment returns.

First in first out of COVID, how has China fared?

First in first out of COVID, how has China fared?

May Ling Wee, China equities portfolio manager, discusses the main highlights for investors in China stocks over the first half of the year, the implications on portfolio performance and the outlook for the rest of the year.

Lagging Chinese money growth isn’t concerning

Lagging Chinese money growth isn’t concerning

Money measures have surged in most major economies. Narrow money outperforms broad money as a leading indicator of economic activity. Annual growth of the official M1 measure in June was 35.9% in the US, 22.0% in Canada, 15.2% in the UK, 12.6% in the Eurozone and 12.3% in Japan.

Chinese stockbuilding cycle aligned with global upswing

Chinese stockbuilding cycle aligned with global upswing

The global stockbuilding (inventory) cycle is judged here to have bottomed in H1 2020, probably Q1. The cycle acted as a drag on global economic momentum in 2018-19 but is now scheduled to provide a tailwind at least through end-2021.

China: a steady early recovery but a moderation expected

China: a steady early recovery but a moderation expected

In this Q&A, May Ling Wee from the China Equities Team, comments on the key issues impacting China’s recovery post COVID-19 and stock market performance year-to-date.

How is China slowly emerging from the coronavirus aftermath?

How is China slowly emerging from the coronavirus aftermath?

May Ling Wee, China equities portfolio manager, provides evidence that a resumption of economic activity is underfoot in China and discusses the accelerating digitisation of the economy, as well as how both companies and the government are supporting consumers and businesses.

Encouraging Chinese money data

Encouraging Chinese money data

Chinese money growth picked up further in March, supporting expectations of a strong economic bounceback during H2 2020.

What if global COVID spread mirrors China?

What if global COVID spread mirrors China?

Major countries are now adopting radical social distancing policies, which may or may not be as effective as the lockdown in China’s Hubei province in late January.