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China’s stock market rescue brings in reinforcements

China’s “National Team”, the nickname given to state-backed entities tasked with rescuing markets, are doubling their efforts, upping purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) while restricting certain undesirable activities detrimental to stock prices. So far, indices such as the A50 are rallying.

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February 6, 2024 02:57 AM

China’s ‘National Team’ may be mobilising to stabilise its crumbling equity markets

China’s ‘National Team’ – a collection of state or quasi state-backed entities tasked by the government to smooth out financial market ructions when the prevailing price action is deemed desirable – looks like it may have been mobilised with China’s A50 ripping higher late Thursday and going on with the move today.

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January 19, 2024 04:49 AM

USD/CNH down, A50 up as weak Chinese inflation keeps stimulus hopes alive

Chinese inflationary pressures remain weak, whether it be upstream or for consumers. But with expectations for further stimulus from the Chinese policymakers baked in the cake, does it have implications for China’s equity market or currency?

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January 12, 2024 02:46 AM

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USD/CNH, AUD/JPY: China ‘data dump’ relieves pressure on yuan, Australian dollar

China’s August “data dump” has come in ahead of expectations, solidifying the view activity in the world’s second-largest economy is beginning to stabilise.

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September 15, 2023 03:42 AM

USD/CNH: Turning point as yuan strengthens despite US core CPI strength?

USD/CNH has broken out of the range it’s been in since July, signaling a potential period of consolidation, or even a reversal, from the prevailing bullish trend.

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September 14, 2023 12:33 AM

USD/CNH: Encouraging signs from China’s economy may spark deeper reversal

The Chinese yuan looks set for its largest gain against the US dollar since March, propelled higher a triple-whammy of factors.

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September 11, 2023 07:38 AM

China A50: upside risks for earnings grow as stimulus ramps up

Comprising huge financial and property firms, China's A50 may benefit from the rapid rollout of stimulus measures.

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August 30, 2023 01:57 AM
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USD/CNH, China A50 vulnerable as stimulus measures disappoint

China cuts benchmark interest rates less than expected, adding to concerns about the trajectory for Chinese markets and the economy.

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August 21, 2023 03:45 AM

USD/CNY: PBOC ramps up efforts to defend the yuan

The People's Bank of China delivers the strongest USD/CNY fix relative to expectations on record.

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August 18, 2023 02:36 AM

AUD/USD, USD/CNH whipsawed as PBOC cuts rates

USD/CNH rallies as the PBOC unexpectedly cuts wholesale interest rates. AUD/USD gains on stimulus hopes.

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August 15, 2023 04:16 AM
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China ready to intervene in USD/CNH; Tells banks to prepare

After the BOJ and the BOE intervened in the markets, traders are asking “Who’s next?”.

September 29, 2022 05:01 PM

European Open: The PBOC cut lending rate, EUR/CHF set for new lows?

The PBOC lifted China’s equity markets and commodity FX pairs with another round of easing, aimed at supporting their flailing property market.

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Could the PBOC allow USD/CNH to head for 7.000

USD/CNH enjoyed its best day since the pandemic yesterday following China’s weak data, as the PBOC seemingly want to allow their currency to slide to help support the economy.

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China CPI, PPI, and RRR

The most impactful piece of news from China was the increase in the Reserve Requirement Ratio (RRR) by the PBOC from 7% to 9%

December 9, 2021 05:19 PM
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European Open: PBOC to ‘take it easy’ on XI’s command?

The independence of China’s central bank is being questions on reports that China’s top anticorruption agency have been the PBOC’s offices after the past few weeks.

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December 9, 2021 05:31 AM
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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
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People’s Bank of China: a guide to China’s interest rates

The People’s Bank of China is somewhat of an enigma compared to other central banks. Find out everything you need to know about the PBOC and how its meetings influence financial markets.

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April 28, 2021 06:26 AM

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Stocks rebound on PBoC as EZ deflation boosts ECB QE prospects

The European stock markets started the new week and the last day of February on the back foot this morning. The kick-back rally had actually […]

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February 29, 2016 12:55 PM

AUD/USD bounces on PBOC & Chinese trade data, but is it a false dawn?

It’s said that the night is blackest just before the dawn, and investors clearly had a very dim short-term outlook on China’s economy earlier this […]

EM Rundown: The biZARre collapse in South Africa’s rand

With Tokyo markets offline for a bank holiday (happy Coming-of-Age Day to our Japanese readers!) following the late day collapse in US equities to close […]

AUD/USD bulls fall casualty to Chinese slowdown fears, .7000 in sight

It’s been a rough start to 2016 for China bulls and anyone else dependent upon solid growth in the world’s second-largest economy. After Monday’s Chinese […]

“Black Monday” debrief: Where do US stocks stand now?

In what’s been dubbed “Black Monday” yesterday, US stocks collapsed across the board, with the widely-watched Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) of 30 massive US […]

FTSE closes higher but turmoil not over yet

European equities have closed sharply higher today with the UK’s FTSE 100 climbing 3% and the German DAX up a good 5%. Short-side profit-taking has […]

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August 25, 2015 05:16 PM