Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war caution persists

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war caution persists

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war caution persists Shares in China gave up ground on Thursday after two days of gains, as investor sentiment remained fragile following the latest volley of tariffs in the Sino-US trade war. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.1 per cent at 2,729.24 points. The blue-chip […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) trade war remains key focus

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) trade war remains key focus

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) trade war remains key focus China’s yuan was little changed against the dollar on Thursday as market participants squared positions ahead of a long holiday weekend and remained cautious about developments in the Sino-U.S. trade war. The dollar hovered near a seven-week low against a basket of major currencies as trade […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day\ The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent, or 30.90 points, to 2,730.85 at the close on Wednesday, extending a gain of 1.8 per cent for the previous day. The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.2 per cent, or 322.71 points, to 27,407.37 after adding […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal Chinese premier Li Keqiang has trumpeted the benefits of global trade, in a speech at the World Economic Forum today in Tianjin, China. And as trade tensions with the US heat up, Li said Chinese policy makers have plenty of tools at their disposal to […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support The Shanghai Composite is a capitalization-weighted index like our own S&P 500 Index. This index tracks the daily price performance of all A- and B-shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index was developed back on Dec. 19, 1990, with a base value of 100. The […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, erasing the last traces of its recovery from a boom that turned into a $5 trillion bust. The Shanghai gauge dropped […]

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods $AAPL, $FIT Monday after the stock market closed, USPresident Trump President Donald Trump said he will impose 10% tariffs on about $200-B worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing China’s fixed-asset investments decelerated further in August, to the slowest growth rate since official records were kept, as the country braces for the introduction of additional tariffs from President Donald Trump. Fixed-asset investment—which measures spending on homes, factories, infrastructure, and other fixed assets—grew at […]

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China Hong Kong and southern China are on Red Alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from super Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the […]

More Falls Coming in China Stocks

More Falls Coming in China Stocks

Shanghai is the world’s worst-performing major stock market this year despite respectable corporate earnings, a disconnect which is feeding growing talk that Chinese equities are now a screaming buy. Not so fast, say brokers and analysts, who warn shares have further to fall due to US-China trade squabbling, slowing Chinese economic growth, and a government […]

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks $AAPL, $WMT, $TGT President Trump threatened a 3rd tranche of tariffs on another $267-B of Chinese imports this past week, which would mean levying duties on nearly everything China exports to the US. President Trump said at the time those tariffs were “ready to go […]

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing Fan Bingbing, 36 anni, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the “X-Men” and “Iron Man” film franchises, has more than 62-M followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared. The star dropped out of sight in June when […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks Stock markets rallied in China and Hong Kong on Thursday and the Chinese yuan firmed after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks, offering some hope the two sides could pull back from the brink of a […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) US-China trade war concerns

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) US-China trade war concerns

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) US-China trade war concerns China’s stock market, having ceded its position as the world’s second-largest to Japan, continues to lose value and is now worth five times that of Apple Inc. At its peak in 2015, China’s market cap was more than $10 trillion. It’s almost halved in size since […]

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World Asia’s cultural heritage is as far and wide as its geography. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Taoism and beyond, Asia’s deep religious traditions vary from country to country, and in some cases, region to region. Asia-wide temple trail will take the traveler from the Buddhist monasteries of the East […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) market has seen sharp corrections this year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) market has seen sharp corrections this year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) market has seen sharp corrections this year Listed firms on China’s A-share market have conducted a surging number of share repurchases, a scheme that analysts said would boost market sentiment. By Tuesday, 482 listed firms have repurchased their shares valued at nearly 24 billion yuan (3.5 billion U.S. dollars) in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports Stocks in China fell on Monday morning as the threat of US tariffs on nearly all of China’s exports to the United States continued to hover over markets, and as a tweet from US President Donald Trump shook suppliers of tech […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires Stocks in China ended higher on Friday, but the Shanghai Composite index and blue-chip shares closed lower for the week, as a deadline for public comments on fresh US trade tariffs expired. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 10.71 points […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision China and Hong Kong stocks both retreated on Thursday, as investors awaited the White House’s decision on whether to slap an additional US$200 billion of tariffs on imports from the Asian nation. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 per cent at the close and […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade China stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate Investments & Services, Life Insurance and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.68%, while the SZSE Component index fell 1.78%. The […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak Chinese shares closed higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai index ending a five-day losing streak. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.1 percent higher to close at 2,750.58 points, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.17 percent higher at 8,554.44 points. Trading resumed strength on the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) equities markets closed mixed

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) equities markets closed mixed

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) equities markets closed mixed China’s equities markets closed mixed today, with shares of national defense and software companies performing well. The Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.17 percent to finish at 2,720.73 today. The barometer fell below 2,700 points in the morning trade session and narrowed its losses in the afternoon. Overall, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expect Some More Trade War Chatter

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expect Some More Trade War Chatter

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expect Some More Trade War Chatter On the China front, stats include August manufacturing and service sector PMI numbers due out on Monday and Wednesday, with August trade data due out after the markets close on Saturday. The markets will be looking for signs of further weakness in the manufacturing […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks pointing to more losses

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks pointing to more losses

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks pointing to more losses The world-beating slump on Chinese equity markets may have more room to run, if the number of companies with stock prices below either their 200-day moving averages or book values is anything to go by. Of the 1,478 stocks on the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks to recover on policy easing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks to recover on policy easing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks to recover on policy easing China stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology Hardware & Equipment, Travel & Leisure and Technology sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.31%, while the SZSE Component index declined 0.64%. The […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets in China tread water

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets in China tread water

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets in China tread water Asian stock markets started strong Tuesday, but gains faded as the day wore on. The initial push built on Monday’s global gains, which saw the S&P 500 and Nasdaq log record closes after President Donald Trump announced a pending trade deal with Mexico, easing global […]

President Trump Approaches His ‘Reagan Moment’

President Trump Approaches His ‘Reagan Moment’

President Trump Approaches His ‘Reagan Moment Economist Mohamed El-Erian predicts that President Donald Trump sees a 60% chance that President Donald Trump’s hard line with China and Europe yields “fairer trade.” The chief economic adviser to Allianz SE also set some other odds in a recent TV interview. El-Erian puts a 15% chance on a “Reagan moment” […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks higher at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks higher at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks higher at close of trade China stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure, Real Estate Investments & Services and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors led shares higher. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite added 1.89%, while the SZSE Component […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes: Last Friday was a record-setting day for the US stock market, with the S&P 500 (+0.6%) marking its 1st record […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fall ahead of new tariffs

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fall ahead of new tariffs

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fall ahead of new tariffs Asian markets fell Monday after a steep decline in the U.S. technology sector weighed on Wall Street at the end of the week despite data showing the economy was growing. Asian equity markets as it is have seen a soft start this morning, taking after […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) hits 4-year low as investors flee market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) hits 4-year low as investors flee market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) hits 4-year low as investors flee market Trading values on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Asia’s second largest, slipped below the 100 billion yuan (US$14.6 billion) mark on Wednesday for the first time in four years. Shares worth 98.4 billion yuan changed hands on the Shanghai bourse, the lowest level for […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Asia Pacific stocks look Bullish in here as the DIA pausing to refresh.PE Notes: The S&P 500 held steady Wednesday, finishing finishing flat to unchanged. Investors had several headlines to work through, including criminal convictions of 2 former advisers to President Trump and the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares lower at close of trade China stocks fell on Wednesday, weighed down by persistent economic concerns and worries over the outlook for trade ahead of lower-level talks between Washington and Beijing. China’s central bank on Tuesday said it will not resort to strong stimulus to support the slowing economy […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher at close of trade China stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure, Life Insurance and Oil Equipment Services & Distribution sectors led shares higher. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite gained 1.31%, while the SZSE Component index added 1.60%. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Open Higher

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Open Higher

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Open Higher Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.07 percent to open at 2,700.34 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.07 percent higher at 8,419.79 points. Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. […]

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing” $USDCNY President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the Chinese economy “looks terrible.” Asked by President Donald Trump to assess China’s prospects this week at a cabinet meeting,Mr.  Kudlow declared that “their economy is just heading South,” citing “the latest batch of numbers” from China’s markets. “I’m not a […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street. Earlier this week, reports on growth in factory output, consumer spending and retail sales in China were all slower than expected. But there […]

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade Wednesday, The Trump Administration imposed additional sanctions on 3 foreign companies the US Treasury Department sayd are helping NKorea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The US Treasury Department said it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China, […]

China Seeks to Settle Trade War

China Seeks to Settle Trade War

China Seeks to Settle Trade War China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, the commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies. Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen, the deputy representative on international trade negotiations, will […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) falling 2.06 percent to close at 2,723.64

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) falling 2.06 percent to close at 2,723.64

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) falling 2.06 percent to close at 2,723.64 The China stock market has moved lower in consecutive trading days, sliding almost 15 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,780-point plateau although it should find traction on Wednesday. The global forecast for […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) down more than 22 percent from its 52-week high

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) down more than 22 percent from its 52-week high

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) down more than 22 percent from its 52-week high  Chinese equities have been among the worst performers globally this year amid the slowing Chinese economy and the country’s ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. Both the Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen Composite were in bear market territory at the end of […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares mixed at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares mixed at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares mixed at close of trade China equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Software & Computer Services, Technology and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Banking, Life Insurance and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in […]

China’s Political and Economic Waters Look Choppy

China’s Political and Economic Waters Look Choppy

China’s Political and Economic Waters Look Choppy As China’s leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, its political and economic waters look choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule for as long as […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) under pressure as trade uncertainty swirls

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) under pressure as trade uncertainty swirls

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) under pressure as trade uncertainty swirls Chinese stocks started the week in negative territory, with the Shanghai Composite falling 1.3% on the next round of tariff threats in the escalating Sino-U.S. trade war. Considering still-tight liquidity, the benchmark index could fall below 2,638 points, seen as a key psychological level […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) longest stretch of 1%-plus swings since 2015

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) longest stretch of 1%-plus swings since 2015

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) longest stretch of 1%-plus swings since 2015 Chinese shares rallied on Thursday with the tech sector leading the gains, while healthcare stocks recovered some of the lost ground seen in previous days. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.83 percent higher at 2,794.38, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 2.98 […]

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership A growing trade dispute with the US is reported to be causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position. President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is down nearly 16 percent year-to-date

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is down nearly 16 percent year-to-date

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is down nearly 16 percent year-to-date Beijing’s recent retaliation failed to spur any whiff of risk aversion when it came to U.S. stocks, unlike previous rounds of tariff threats between the nations. While China’s Shanghai Composite Index is down nearly 16 percent year-to-date, helping spur its policy makers to cushion […]

China Fires Back in Trade War

China Fires Back in Trade War

China’s new countermeasures to impose additional tariffs on about 60 billion U.S. dollars worth of products from the United States are “rational and restrained,” a spokesperson with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Friday unveiled lists of 5,207 items of U.S. products to be subject […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) remains bullish for the moment

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) remains bullish for the moment

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) remains bullish for the moment A sustained close above 6.8205 marks will test key resistances at 6.8388, 6.8548 and 6.8705 marks respectively. Alternatively, a daily close below 6.8205 will drag the parity down towards key supports at 6.7864, 6.7658, 6.7373, 6.7160, 6.7005, 6.6715, 6.6518 and 6.6340 marks respectively. Important to note […]

US China Trade War Update

US China Trade War Update

The United States may jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target as it pressures Beijing to reform its trade practices, US officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump asked the US Trade Representative to consider increasing the proposed tariffs to 25 percent from the planned 10 […]

The Trump Administration Pushes Chinese Officials Back to the Negotiating Table

The Trump Administration Pushes Chinese Officials Back to the Negotiating Table

The Trump Administration Pushes Chinese Officials Back to the Negotiating Table $CNY Wednesday, China cautioned the US against “blackmailing and pressuring” it over trade as The Trump Administration pushes officials back to the negotiating table through threats of even higher tariffs. President Donald Trump’s officials are considering more than 2X’ing planned tariffs on $200-B in […]

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations The Trump Administration will propose raising to 25% its planned 10% tariffs on $200-B in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to return to the negotiating table. The US imposed 25% tariffs on $34-B of Chinese products in early July, and […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) already slipped into a bear market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) already slipped into a bear market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) already slipped into a bear market The outstanding balance of shorted stocks on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges rose to 7.62 billion yuan (US$1.12 billion) on July 25, the highest level since June 2015, but still a tiny fraction of the 885 billion yuan in long interests. By the end […]

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) currency headed for its fourth straight month of weakening

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) currency headed for its fourth straight month of weakening

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) currency headed for its fourth straight month of weakenin China July 2018 NBS manufacturing PMI decrease to 51.2 (previous 51.5).  China July 2018 NBS non – manufacturing PMI decrease to 54 (previous 55). Take a long position on USD/CNY  around 6.8220, stop loss 6.8100 and target of 6.8548. Overall, the bias […]

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US and China are working  restart talks to avert trade war between the world’s 2 largest economies. Representatives of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for ways to reengage […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Slump in trading and share sales will cut earnings

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Slump in trading and share sales will cut earnings

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Slump in trading and share sales will cut earnings China stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Media, Retailers and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite lost 0.12%, while the SZSE Component index lost 1.23%. […]

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) dropping as the trade war with the US escalates

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) dropping as the trade war with the US escalates

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) dropping as the trade war with the US escalates There are no significant domestic developments today. As a result, traders are watching Chinese financial markets for cues. While the People’s Bank of China initially weakened the USD/CNY exchange rate earlier today (as part of its daily fixing), the currency has since […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is down around 20 per cent

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is down around 20 per cent

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) is down around 20 per cent The number of lock-up shares that will become eligible for trading on China’s bourses dropped markedly in August, according to Sunday’s Securities Times. Over 13.93 billion lock-up shares worth about 162.3 billion yuan (about 23.8 billion U.S. dollars) will become eligible for trading on […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rebound Expected

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rebound Expected

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rebound Expected The Shanghai Composite has given back most of its recent breakout to finish 0.8% lower at 2879 points, getting back below recent resistance above 2900 points. The Hang Seng Index is following in lockstep, down 0.9% to 28646, taking back yesterdays gains but still looking like a swing play move higher off […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Heffx Buy Rating

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Heffx Buy Rating

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Heffx Buy Rating The Singapore stock market on Wednesday snapped the two-day slide in which it had eased more than 5 points or 0.02 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,325-point plateau and it’s called higher again on Thursday. Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. […]

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) inched up slightly

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) inched up slightly

China Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) inched up slightly USD/CNY is currently trading around 6.7916 marks. It made intraday high at 6.8048 and low at 6.7880 levels. Intraday bias remains neutral for the moment. The sell-off in the Chinese Yuan continued on Monday as the reversal seen on Friday was largely erased and USD/CNY continued its ascent […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lowest level since March 1, 2016

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lowest level since March 1, 2016

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lowest level since March 1, 2016 Beijing is expected to respond with tariffs of its own on US goods as the trade fight between the world two biggest economies threatens to damage global trade and investment. The Shanghai Composite Index, which rose for the first time this week on Friday […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) financials leading the gains

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) financials leading the gains

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) financials leading the gains The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent to 2,859.54, with financials leading the gains. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index edged up 0.1 per cent to 28,256.12, extending its gains from Friday after recent sharp falls. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China not manipulating yuan

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China not manipulating yuan

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China not manipulating yuan  Lock-up shares worth about 57.47 billion yuan (about 8.5 billion U.S. dollars) will become eligible for trading on China’s bourses next week. Over 7.1 billion shares will become tradable on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges from July 23 to 27. China is not manipulating its […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) Came to an End of a 6 Week Slide

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) Came to an End of a 6 Week Slide

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) Came to an End of a 6 Week Slide The Thai baht and Singapore dollar hit one-year lows. The Malaysian ringgit hit its lowest level in the past seven months. The Indonesian rupiah and Philippines peso hit multi-year lows. Interestingly, the Chinese yuan breached its CNY 6.70/USD psychological level last week […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Extend Losing Streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Extend Losing Streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Extend Losing Streak The dollar retreated from a three-week high as investors cashed in on gains the currency made after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s two-day testimony reinforced a strong economic outlook. The trade war fears between the United States and China kept the offshore yuan to 6.7650 per […]

China Focused on Improving Economy

China Focused on Improving Economy

China will work to tackle the weak areas in its business environment to further improve overall competitiveness and sustain the sound momentum of steady economic performance, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. The Chinese government places high importance on improving the country’s business environment. Li has urged government […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks fall on soft economy data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks fall on soft economy data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks fall on soft economy data Chinese mainland stocks started the week on a soft note, after data showed the country’s economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter, while the heated trade war with the US threatened to knock exports. The blue-chip CSI300 index dropped 0.59 percent […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China companies increase share buybacks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China companies increase share buybacks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China companies increase share buybacks A growing tidal wave of share buybacks, unrivaled in history, has hit the capital markets this year, while the latest escalation in a global trade storm sent China into bear market territory. A string of 84 listed companies at least, including blue chip companies and […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rebound from trade fears

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rebound from trade fears

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rebound from trade fears Global stock markets rose Thursday following Wall Street’s decline amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and oil prices recovered some of the previous day’s steep losses. In early trading, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent to 7,625.79 and Germany’s DAX added 0.2 percent to 12,448.09. France’s CAC 40 […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News The Chinese commerce ministry has slammed the US plan to impose tariffs on additional imports worth some $200 billion as totally unacceptable, promising a mirror response to defend its national interests. “The Chinese side is shocked by the actions of the US,” a statement on the ministry’s website declared. “In order […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Some dips seen in the stock indices Thursday. Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA 24700.45, -0.88% came off from the Psych mark at 25000, while 25000 holds, DIA could test 24500 before another run […]

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China is not ‘happy’ about Washington’s hard line on trade, but has controlled coverage of the dust-up in its media, limiting open commentary and banning attacks on US President Donald Trump. Beijing has issued unusually strict rules limiting […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.44%

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.44%

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.44% China stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure, Telecoms and Mobile sectors led shares higher. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite added 0.44%, while the SZSE Component index added 0.49%. The […]

2018 China Internet Report

2018 China Internet Report

During the RISE international tech conference today, the 2018 China Internet Report [www.abacusnews.com/china-internet-report/] was released exclusively on Abacus, a new media platform from the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Covering twelve industries, this hundred-page report summarizes China’s dynamic internet industry for international readers. China’s internet is now ubiquitous across the country’s industries and population, and […]

China Wealth Forum 2018

China Wealth Forum 2018

China Wealth Forum, themed “Exploring New Models of Openness and Regulation”, was inaugurated at Crowne Plaza Qingdao Ocean Spring Resort. During the two-day event, participants discussed openness and innovation in the financial sector as well as financial regulations and financial services in the real economy, providing a diversified and open market of ideas for the […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) Focus On Chinese Yuan Now

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) Focus On Chinese Yuan Now

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) Focus On Chinese Yuan Now Near-term dollar weakness is being confirmed by USD/CNH returning to a lower trading range. This dynamic is being supported by China equities which started the week on a positive note, partly on relief that Donald Trump didn’t further escalate the tit-for-tat with China. In the short-term, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rebound with Biggest Gains Since 2016

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rebound with Biggest Gains Since 2016

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rebound with Biggest Gains Since 2016 Chinese large cap stocks climbed the most in two years, bouncing back from a bruising run of losses in the lead up to the imposition of U.S. tariffs last Friday. The yuan also rose after retreating for four weeks straight. Market sentiment improved on […]

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now, with 6 months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out 22% and counting of China’s stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. Those moves are just the beginning on what may be coming. Shanghai’s benchmark […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cautious as a first wave of tariffs looms

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cautious as a first wave of tariffs looms

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cautious as a first wave of tariffs looms Asian stocks deepened their losses on Thursday, with major markets finishing the session lower as investors remained cautious the day before tariffs from the U.S. and China are due to be implemented. On the mainland, losses on the Shanghai composite slid […]

USD/CNY (CNY=X) Yuan steadies after Chinese central bank moves

USD/CNY (CNY=X) Yuan steadies after Chinese central bank moves

USD/CNY (CNY=X) Yuan steadies after Chinese central bank moves Today’s chart shows the USDCNY exchange rate against the monetary policy interest rate differential for China (People’s Bank of China) and the USA (US Federal Reserve). The key point with this chart is that policy rate differentials point to a weakening CNY relative to USD. Indeed, […]

SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) still under pressure

SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) still under pressure

SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) still under pressure China stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Software & Computer Services, Retailers and Technology sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.94% to hit a new 52-week low, while the SZSE Component index lost 2.02%. The […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China moves again to curb market panic

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China moves again to curb market panic

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China moves again to curb market panic Beijing has ramped up efforts to curb panic selling after China’s stockmarket hit new two-year lows on growing concern about US trade tariffs, a slowing economy, a weaker currency and the risk of the country’s unregulated debt spiralling out of control. Policy changes […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) composite index falls to lowest since March 2016

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) composite index falls to lowest since March 2016

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) composite index falls to lowest since March 2016 Asian stocks declined sharply in June amid higher global bond yields and mounting China-U.S. trade friction that threatened global economic growth. In the first half of 2018, the MSCI Asia-ex-Japan index fell 5.4 percent, marking its biggest drop in five years. The Asian […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fears haunting China’s markets

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fears haunting China’s markets

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fears haunting China’s markets Fears about the stability of China’s economy in light of stock and currency fluctuations has prompted a Chinese government-backed think tank to warn of “potential financial panic”, according to a leaked document that began circulating late last week. In the document, the Beijing-based National Institution for […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Clash of the Trade Titans

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Clash of the Trade Titans

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Clash of the Trade Titans Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called for an early conclusion of a regional trade pact that ensures free and rules-based commerce in the face of an increasingly protectionist United States under President Donald Trump. At a meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or […]

China Already Feeling the Pain from President Trump on Trade

China Already Feeling the Pain from President Trump on Trade

China Already Feeling the Pain from President Trump on Trade China’s manufacturing activity decelerated in June as US-Chinese trade tensions added to concern the economy is cooling due to tighter government controls on lending, a survey showed Saturday. The National Statistics Bureau’s (NBS) purchasing managers’ index declined to 51.5 from May’s 51.9 on a 100-point […]

Belt & Road Global Forum

Belt & Road Global Forum

Belt & Road Global Forum The Belt and Road Global Forum held its inauguration ceremony and its first annual roundtable today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), officiated the ceremony and delivered the opening remarks. The Forum is an alliance […]

President Trump, “Remove your trade barriers or be met with more than Reciprocity by the USA”

President Trump, “Remove your trade barriers or be met with more than Reciprocity by the USA”

President Trump, “Remove your trade barriers or be met with more than Reciprocity by the USA” Sunday, US President Donald Trump warned other nations about their trade policies with the United States. The President’s statement comes days after he threatened to place a 20% tariff on all European automobiles entering the US and after Commerce […]

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $N300, $VXX Trade disputes are good and easy to win. Chinese stocks weak American stocks stronger. That is the view from financial markets as the tariff dust-up between China and the US shows increasing signs of impacting stock prices. While broad measures of […]

China Investment in USA on Hold

China Investment in USA on Hold

The US market saw a significant plunge in investment from China in the first five months of the year amid a growing trade row between the world’s two largest economies. Chinese investments totaled $1.8 billion from January through May, representing a 92-percent drop against the same period a year ago. That’s the lowest level in […]

China ‘Underestimated’ President Trump

China ‘Underestimated’ President Trump

China ‘Underestimated’ President Trump The Top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing “may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump” by refusing to meet US demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against American trade sanctions. Mr. Navarro, known for his hard-line approach to China, still says the US is […]

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