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Chinese firms less downbeat on credit conditions
Global Perspectives China

Chinese firms less downbeat on credit conditions

A fall in Chinese money growth during H2 2019, especially in real terms, suggests that the economy will remain weak through H1 2020.

Early 2020 money data key for global outlook
Global Perspectives China

Early 2020 money data key for global outlook

Six-month growth of global (i.e. G7 plus E7) real narrow money is estimated to have been unchanged at 2.4% (not annualised) in December, based on monetary data covering 70% of the aggregate and near-complete CPI inflation data.

Chinese nominal GDP confusion: slowdown confirmed
Global Perspectives China

Chinese nominal GDP confusion: slowdown confirmed

The Chinese GDP numbers released on Friday appeared to show a strong pick-up in nominal growth in Q4.

Is China recovering?
Global Perspectives China

Is China recovering?

Chinese official activity data for December mostly surprised positively, echoing an earlier PMI revival.

Chinese credit conditions still tight
Global Perspectives China

Chinese credit conditions still tight

A recent pick-up in Chinese PMIs has boosted recovery hopes but the view here, based on monetary trends, is that such optimism is premature.

China: resilient despite challenges

China: resilient despite challenges

In this video, China equities portfolio manager May Ling Wee shares the reasons why despite a slowing economy, geopolitical adversity and ratcheting down of global growth expectations, there is evidence that China can weather the turmoil. May Ling also discusses sectors that are offering attractive investment opportunities.

Reading the tea leaves ‒ what’s in store for China in 2020?

Reading the tea leaves ‒ what’s in store for China in 2020?

In this Q&A, China portfolio managers Charlie Awdry and May Ling Wee share their thoughts on the key challenges and opportunities that investors in China may face in the year ahead and how 2019 has influenced their outlook for the asset class.

US-China opportunities – look beyond the trade war in 2020
Global Perspectives China

US-China opportunities – look beyond the trade war in 2020

The world’s two biggest trading nations continue to clash over trade, but does the domestic backdrop in China and the US provide any grounds for optimism?

China still holding back global money growth
Global Perspectives China

China still holding back global money growth

Money and credit trends suggest that Chinese economic momentum will remain weak through H1 2020.

Chinese equities: investing in innovation

Chinese equities: investing in innovation

Charlie Awdry, China portfolio manager, provides his views on how China’s rapid technology innovation is creating opportunities to invest in the country’s growing companies and industries.

Don’t let the trade wars detract from Asia’s structural growth story

Don’t let the trade wars detract from Asia’s structural growth story

​Andrew Gillan, Head of Asia ex Japan Equities and Co-Manager of the Asian Growth Strategy, discusses the reasons why investors should be less preoccupied by the machinations of the trade war and instead focus on Asia’s long-term structural growth story, strong fundamentals and the diversification benefits that the region can add to a balanced portfolio.

Trade wars, ESG and demographics in China: your questions answered

Trade wars, ESG and demographics in China: your questions answered

In this Q&A, May Ling Wee, China equities manager, responds to key concerns for investors in China, including the impact of trade friction, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as well as demographic issues. She also discusses how this is creating investment opportunities and favoured sectors.