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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.

Chinese monetary stability suggesting policy success

Chinese monetary stability suggesting policy success

Chinese February money / credit numbers are hopeful, signalling stable monetary conditions despite the coronavirus shock.

Global tech: actively managing the coronavirus impact

Global tech: actively managing the coronavirus impact

Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the UK-based Global Technology Team assess the impact of the coronavirus on tech companies and shares their near-term views for the sector, as well as portfolio implications.

Chinese money trends weak before virus hit
Global Perspectives China

Chinese money trends weak before virus hit

Chinese money and credit numbers for January were probably little affected by the coronavirus shock, which had limited economic impact until this month.

Has the virus shock improved monetary prospects?

Has the virus shock improved monetary prospects?

The global manufacturing PMI new orders index reached a 13-month high in January but narrow money trends suggested that it was on course to peak around April and relapse into mid-year.

Coronavirus contagion concerns
Quick Views China Coronavirus

Coronavirus contagion concerns

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the potential impact of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus from a purely asset allocation perspective.

Chinese PMI softening before virus hit

Chinese PMI softening before virus hit

Chinese recovery hopes were boosted by a rise in the Markit manufacturing PMI to a 35-month high in November.

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.