us china trade war

The ongoing trade war between the US and China has provoked a great deal of market and tabloid attention alike and with tensions not looking likely to dissipate any time soon, we can expect this to continue. For China, the effects of the trade war are most notable given the weakness in data and the dramatic slide in equity prices. To combat this...

2018-09-12 James Harte Read more
monthly outlook

The month of August was seen to be relatively quiet as far as economic data was concerned. With the summer month coinciding with low volumes, the markets were broadly stable. The lack of economic data pushed the focus on the trade policies by the U.S. The sanctions imposed on Turkey sent the Turkish lira sharply lower. The effect was seen as ...

2018-09-04 John Benjamin Read more

Two days of talks between a Chinese delegation and US officials in Washington came to a fruitless end last week, resulting in both the US and China enacting a fresh round of tariffs on each other to the tune of $32 billion combined ($16 billion each). [shortcode-variables slug="act_tradeideas"] While expectations of progress in the talks w...

2018-08-30 James Harte Read more

As the US / China trade war rolls on, the effects on both economic sentiment and outlook in China are becoming clearly visible. Indeed, leaders in China are starting to show stronger signs of concern regarding the situation. Over the last few days, the Commerce Ministry alongside the police and other agencies have been asking exporters to inquir...

2018-08-15 James Harte Read more

Daily Forex Market Preview, 15/08/2018 The U.S. dollar maintained its dominance on Tuesday. Economic data showed China's industrial production rising 6.0% on the year. The data missed estimates of a 6.3% increase. Retail sales in China also came out lower than expected at 8.8%. The data underlined the fact that the trade wars were starting to h...

2018-08-15 John Benjamin Read more

China's National Bureau of Statistics released the consumer and factory inflation reports for July. The data showed that factory price inflation had cooled but was better than expected. The reports come amid a possible slowdown in the global economy with Beijing and Washington locked in escalating trade tensions. The reports are the first aft...

2018-08-15 John Benjamin Read more
Trade War

While the main market focus over recent months has been on trade wars, fears have been building this week over potential currency wars following comments by President Trump. Speaking with CNBC, the President commented that he feels the Fed is undermining his efforts to strengthen the US economy by raising interest rates. When asked whether he wa...

2018-07-20 James Harte Read more
PBoC_China_2302

Rising Property Prices A Challenge For Monetary Policy Rising property prices in China have increasingly become a challenge for monetary policy. The PBoC’s Q4 2016 Monetary Policy Implementation Report released last Friday, showed that “curbing asset bubbles” has now been added to the traditional tasks of China’s monetary policy such as stabili...

2017-02-23 James Harte Read more