Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch This Week
The inflation index is an important indicator for the US economy.
In August 2017, Russia’s (RSX) manufacturing activity saw a decline in overall business conditions as compared to the previous month.
In August 2017, Indonesia’s (IDX) (ASEA) manufacturing activity saw a sharp rise in the overall business conditions as compared to a contraction in the previous month.
In August 2017, Mexico’s (EWW) manufacturing activity saw a strong improvement in overall business conditions.
Brazil’s (EWZ) services PMI was in the contraction zone in August 2017.
According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Brazil manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose to 50.9 in August 2017 as compared to 50 in July.
According to a report by Markit Economics, China’s Caixin services PMI rose to 52.7 in August 2017 as compared to 51.5 in July.
China’s manufacturing activity improved sharply in August 2017.
According to data provided by Markit Economics, India’s services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 47.5 in August 2017 as compared to 45.9 in July 2017.
India’s manufacturing PMI stood at 51.2 in August as compared to 47.9 in July.
In this series, we’ll take a look at the manufacturing activity and service activity of major emerging economies (EEM) (VWO) in August 2017.
Asian equities have seen a sharp rally in 2017 due to attractive valuations and upward earnings potential.
The Bloomberg J.P. Morgan Asia Dollar Index, which tracks the ten most active currencies in the region (excluding Japan), has spiked 3.4% since December 28.
While the weak global economic recovery has weighed heavily on Asian exports, domestic weakness has also played a role in the region’s economic slowdown.
Under Kim Jong-Un, North Korea has adopted a more aggressive stance toward its regional adversaries, fueling unprecedented tension in the region.
Manufacturing activity in India lost momentum in May 2017, with the India Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) recording a decline.
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