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Investors Should Watch These Economic Indicators This Week

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Economic indicators

The important emerging market economic indicators that investors should watch this week are as follows:

  • China’s (YINN) manufacturing PMI
  • China’s (ASHR) services PMI
  • Russia’s (RSX) manufacturing PMI
  • Mexico’s manufacturing PMI
  • Brazil’s (EWZ) manufacturing PMI
  • Brazil’s services PMI
  • India’s (INDA) manufacturing PMI
  • India’s services PMI
  • China’s (FXI) retail sales

Performance of the global market

We’ve seen that although the service activity of some major developed nations was weaker in December 2017, the manufacturing activity of such nations remained strong. It is also important for global investors to understand the service and manufacturing activity of major developing economies.

The global economy depends on both the emerging nations (EEM) and developed nations (EFA). The iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI), which tracks the performance of the global market, rose 1.1% in December 2017. Major emerging economies are showing strong growth and increasing economic activity in the present scenario. Huge reforms are also taking place in these economies, which are boosting investor sentiment.

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