Fund flows into emerging markets increased in January, though investors avoided the usual emerging markets ETFs. Flows are important since they offer a different dimension to the sentiment over a…
As mentioned previously PMI, or Purchasing Managers Index, is a leading indicator of the health of a country’s manufacturing sector. A number above 50 indicates an expansion and a number…
Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, is more suited as an operations measure than as a financial measure for returns. This is because PMI is a weighted average of the following…
While Brazil achieved a historically low unemployment rate in December 2012, the value is in line with December 2011.
December data showed greatest increases in unemployment came from sectors in which Brazilian small cap ETFs are concentrated
Most of the drop in Brazilian unemployment occurred in regions focused on industrial production and international trade.
Decomposing the elements of the latest Mexican IPM survey shows that managers may be ready to return to growth mode
The latest Mexican IPM survey showed a reading equal to the previous month, but value remains at year high
The Chinese government’s non-manufacturing PMI survey showed slightly higher growth with inflationary pressures under control.
The Chinese government’s PMI was unchanged for December 2012, but analyzing sub-indices reveals cautious growth trends
China’s December PMI reading showed the fastest improvement in 19 months. New orders are up given increased domestic demand.
The December reading of China’s PMI reveals a slow down in growth, though employment growth remains strong.
The HSBC Purchasing Manager’s Indices (PMIs) are monthly surveys of economic performance for emerging markets. The indices mostly cover the manufacturing sector, though for the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, Indian and…
Mexico’s consumer confidence had a strong up tick in December, closing the year in a strong position
Purchasing Manager’s Indices (PMIs) are widely used leading indicators to gauge the performance of a sector in an economy. The indices are based on surveys of business managers and are usually composed…
The Peruvian Nuevo Sol has significantly strengthened against the Brazilian Real and the Mexican Peso.
A slowed inflation rate of producer prices and lower interest rates poise Brazil for economic growth in the short term
The opening weekend of iPhone 5 sales in China resulted in 2 million handsets being sold, a meaningful number when compared to the first two days of sales in 9 leading wireless markets combined including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada.
Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) refers to investment in machinery and equipment, whether it was produced locally or imported, as well as construction expenses and land improvements. It is a…
Producer prices continue to fall in Mexico, easing fears of an increase in interest rates