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Stocks: No end in sight for bear trend

List of negative forces weighing on investor sentiment grows larger

May 16, 2022 04:22 PM

Iron ore feels the weight of demand concerns

Today we look at the ore cash market chart after it broke a key level of support on Monday.

Index in focus: A50 bears in control as COVID spreads in China

Why the COVID outbreak across the country may well get worse before it gets better...

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Copper selling intensifies on China

More than 2 years into the pandemic and Covid is still roiling financial markets.

Chinese yuan, stocks and commodities slump

Just when you thought the c-word was no more a thing for the markets…

China’s service PMI gets served, base metals lower

Covid reared its ugly head again on economic data, which saw China’s service PMI contract at its fastest pace since the pandemic.

XPeng Q4 preview: Where next for XPeng stock?

Markets believe XPeng could almost double delivery numbers in 2022 despite the challenging environment for the automotive industry.

Pinduoduo Q4 preview: Where next for PDD stock?

Pinduoduo is ploughing profits into a project to improve China’s agricultural industry but has admitted this will hit earnings over the short-term.

Tencent Music Q4 preview: Where next for TME stock?

The regulatory overhaul and increased competition in China has hit Tencent Music, but are things about to improve after Chinese stocks soared higher this week?

Why Alibaba, NIO and other Chinese stocks are surging higher today

US-listed Chinese stocks are trading significantly higher in premarket trade today after the Chinese government pledged to support financial markets and overseas listings.

Is USD/CNH set for a multi-month rally?

If current (and expected) yield differentials are anything to go by, the yuan looks quite overvalued. Especially in the context of ongoing growth concerns and geopolitical risks.

March 16, 2022 03:19 AM

Luckin Coffee 2022 IPO: Everything you need to know about Luckin Coffee

Luckin Coffee, one of the largest coffee retailers in China, is relisting in the US via IPO after it was delisted in June 2020 during an accounting fraud scandal. Read about that scandal and how the company has changed since, ahead of Luckin’s relisting.

February 10, 2022 04:51 PM

China A50 ponders reversal after state-backed intervention

Whilst China’s equity markets initially tumbled yesterday, rumours of the National Team supporting markets saw earlier losses quickly evaporate.

European Open: China’s GDP not as soft as expected

China’s growth data may not have been as good as it was, yet neither was it as bad as feared.

January 17, 2022 05:08 AM

Asian Open: China’s GDP in focus today

The consensus view is for growth to have slowed in China’s GDP report today, leaving some to speculate that more stimulus could follow.

Have China’s producer prices peaked?

China’s producer prices softened from a 26-year high, begging the question as to whether a key inflationary input has peaked.

Asian Open: Higher Factory Prices Weigh on Sentiment, China CPI Up Next

Sentiment soured on Wall Street yesterday as strong producer prices in the US exacerbated concerns of higher consumer prices in today’s inflation report.

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Asian Open: China’s PMI Contracts for a Second Month

We have a busy calendar to kick the week off today, and eyes will be focussed on Caixin’s PMI data at 12:45 AEST given the official data slumped to a new pandemic low on Sunday.

Are China’s problems finally catching up? USD/CNH

It appears that the PBOC couldn’t keep the Yuan down any longer and may have “let it go” to take out stops below the market

October 19, 2021 06:06 PM

European Open: Biden and Xi Are ‘Virtually’ Friends

Well, not quite. But they are having a virtual meeting, which is a single baby-step in the right direction.

US-China tensions on the rise again: Could USD/CNH be (re-)weaponized?

The two sides are nowhere near rolling back the tariffs that kickstarted the “trade war” three years ago...

September 17, 2021 12:06 PM

European Open: Sentiment Improves with Biden – Jinping Call

Baby steps perhaps, but a simple phone call can make all the difference for markets as well, as equities rose overnight on hopes Sino-US tensions were easing.

European Open: China Services PMI Follows Manufacturing Lower

China’s strict lockdown measures have also seen the service sector contract, which points to slower growth for the world’s second largest economy.