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Mary Sadler

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  • uploads///US Leads in Corporate Tax Rate Among Developed Economies
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the Market’s View of Corporate Tax Cuts

    Are markets upbeat on potential tax reforms? The markets (SPY) (IVV) surged last week with the announcement of a phenomenal update on the corporate tax cut. The S&P and Nasdaq Comp gained ~2% in the week ended February 10, 2017. The Trump administration’s proposed tax cut is likely to boost the economy, though analysts have […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexico Manufacturing PMI Surge in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mexico’s Manufacturing Activity Leaps to a 1-Year High in June 2017

    Mexico’s manufacturing PMI increased to 52.3 in June 2017 compared to 51.2 in May.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Economic Growth Advances in Q  in South Korea
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korea’s Economic Growth amid Geopolitical Tensions

    South Korean economy The South Korean (EWY) economy is currently affected by security threats from North Korea and several chaebols, or family-controlled companies. Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) (HYMLF), a chaebol, has been involved in a corruption scandal, like companies in many other emerging markets. However, on a positive note, most macroeconomic factors look promising thanks to new […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Impact of Rise in US inflation on Euro
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Euro See Inflation with the Fed’s Rate Hikes?

    Slower business activity, job growth, and the UK’s Brexit referendum have led central banks in the Europe to continue the quantitative easing strategies.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Bond Dream Run Getting Over With Interest Rate Hike
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Bond Market Rally Take a Break amid Interest Rate Hikes?

    The possibility of a delayed Fed rate hike might have put a plug on U.S. Treasury yields, ensuring more days of a cheap dollar environment.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Declining Gross Investment Of GDP
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Boon of Tax Reform and Infrastructure Spending: More Than Just High Hopes?

    President Trump is expected to submit a tax reform and infrastructure spending package to Congress this year—all aimed at increasing business investments.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Financials Beat the Overall Market Since Election Results
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hyman Bullish on Financials, Investors Upbeat about Rate Hike

    Trump’s domestic growth-friendly policies Returns have been surging for the financial sector (XLF) (VFH) as the market expects to benefit from the Trump administration’s projected policies. Markets are highly confident with the expectation of more rate hikes, for example, and of widespread deregulation. Banks’ earnings have thus been getting a huge boost, and the market has been […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Russia Moves to Positive Growth Territory
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s GDP Is Back to Positive Territory

    The recovery of oil prices in the second half of 2016 has helped the Russian economy recover from negative growth in 4Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Chinas Stock Market Turbulance Over Last Decade
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are There Parallels in China’s Stock Market Bubbles?

    The bubbles created in China’s stock market in 2007 and 2015–2016 show that stocks fell ~65.0% and ~41.0%, respectively.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///India Manufacturing PMI on Rise
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Improved Manufacturing in India, But Recovery?

    The Nikkei India Manufacturing PMI for April 2017 matched its reading for the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Short Term Corpoarte Bonds ETFs To Provide Stable Returns As Interest Rate Rise
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Short-Term Corporate Bonds Help Mitigate the Risk

    A short-term corporate bond offers investors with a lower risk profile to invest in fixed income securities with intermediate or short-term maturities.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///US Dollar Index Showing Mixed Response In
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the US Dollar Index’s Mixed Response in 2017

    The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) seemed to show mixed response to the Fed’s rate hike on March 15, as prices have reflected a downtrend so far in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///South Koreas Economic Growth Advances in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the South Korean Economy Expanded More Slowly in 2Q17

    Slower growth in exports, manufacturing, and investments impacted economic activity in South Korea (EWY) in 2Q17.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Declining Trend in Brazils Inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Falling Inflation Accelerate Monetary Easing in Brazil?

    Brazil’s (EWZ) economy is showing signs of improvement in 2017, and inflation is hovering around its target rate.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Malaysias Trade Surplus Surges in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s behind Malaysia’s Large Trade Surplus in June 2017?

    Malaysia’s trade surplus jumped to 9.9 billion Malaysian ringgit (MYR) (about $2.3 billion as of August 11, 2017) in June 2017—an 80% rise YoY.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Increasing FDI in India
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Prime Minister Modi’s Reforms Boosting FDI in India in 2017?

    The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (or GST) is expected to boost India’s medium-term economic growth above 8%, according to government data.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Real Estates Edgy Performance Due to High Interest Rate Expectations
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Real Estate Reaction: Gauging the Impact of the Fed’s Rate Hikes

    The rising interest rate is expected to boost the economy in the long run, but it could severely impact sectors like real estate.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Chinas Stock Market Valuation
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Valuations of the Shanghai Stock Exchange over the Last Decade

    The main drivers of China’s (FXI) (GXC) stock market are domestic investors who make the market volatile.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Slight Fall in Business Confidence in Chile in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Chile’s Mining Strike Means for a Highly Privatized Economy

    Chile had been known as the best-managed economy in Latin America—until recently.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///South Korean Market Surges in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korean Stock Market Surges despite Geopolitical Tensions

    South Korea’s (EWY) stock market soared to a new high recently, posting large gains across the Asia-Pacific region (VPL)(EPP). In this series, we’ll discuss what we can expect from South Korea for the rest of the year.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///GDP Growth Likely to be Postive in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why IMF Slashed Brazil’s Economic Growth Outlook in 2017

    Economic activity in Brazil (EWZ) has been slow as it tries to emerge from its deep recession in 2016. But consumer and business confidence is improving.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexican Peso Recovers in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can the Mexican Peso Weather the Trump Effect?

    The Mexican peso recently climbed in value after the Trump administration said that it would not exit NAFTA altogether.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Global Markets Surge With First Round of French  Elections
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    French Election: Could There Be a Domino Brexit Effect in 2017?

    Fink believes that with a Le Pen win, the possibility of a French referendum to exit the European Union would be much more likely than anticipated.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Colombian Auto Trade in Last  Years
    Consumer

    Will Trade Deal with Mercosur Bloc Boost Colombia’s Auto Sector?

    Colombia (GXG) signed a deal with the Mercosur trade bloc on July 21, 2017, to allow the import of limited quantities of certain products without a tariff in the Colombian market.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexcios economic growth steady for Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Economic Activity in Mexico Steady despite Trade Fears?

    The Mexican economy expanded 0.6% in 1Q17, beating market expectations. Exports and private spending have continued to support growth in Mexico this year.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Russian Ruble on Rise Since
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Ruble Is on the Rise

    The recovery of oil prices in the latter half of 2016 has helped the Russian ruble to appreciate along with improved exports.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Argentinas GDP Growth Expands in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Macri’s Efforts Boost Argentina’s Growth in 1Q17?

    Argentina’s economy expanded in 1Q17 after consecutive contractions over the last three quarters.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Riisng consumer spending in India
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Activity Is on the Rise in India

    Consumer spending in India (INDL) stood at ~17.8 trillion rupees in 4Q16, an 11% increase compared to 16.0 trillion rupees in 3Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Monthly FPI In Indian Equities Over Last  Months
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Foreign Portfolio Investment in India Is Rising in 2017

    For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, FPI in 2015–2016 saw net outflows of about 181 billion rupees as compared to an inflow of about 2,274 billion rupees in 2014–15.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexican Auto Production Declined in April
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Auto Production in Mexico Is Trending amid Trade Fears

    Mexico’s auto production rose 3.2% to 278.2 thousand vehicles in April 2017 as compared to April 2016 but decreased as compared to March 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///US Dollar Appreciating As Yuan Gets Under Pressure
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Devaluation of the Yuan Affecting China’s Market Performance?

    The US dollar is expected to keep the yuan under pressure. Investors can probably expect a massive outflow of capital from China in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Flattening Yield Curve
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does the Flattening Yield Curve Indicate for Investors?

    Bond markets are experiencing rising yields due to higher economic growth expectations. However, the 10-Year Treasury yield was still low at 2.4% on March 29, 2017

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Chinas Service Sector PMI Expected To Rise Steadily
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will China’s Service Sector Growth Support Market Performance?

    China’s service sector has been showing tremendous improvement since the last quarter of 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Index Funds Match the Market Returns In
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Investors Are Moving to Index Funds

    Index funds have recently gained popularity since actively managed funds haven’t been able to capture investors’ return expectations.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexican Index Gaining Strength in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Mexican Markets Are Rolling with Trump’s Anti-Trade Rhetoric

    Markets seem to have overcome Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric by this point in 2017, given the lost confidence in Trump’s ability to implement his promises.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Improving Consumer Confidence in Russia in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russian Consumer Confidence Is on the Rise

    Several macroeconomic indicators are suggesting that the Russian (RSX) economy is improving.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///FinTech underperforms the overall market in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    John Mack Weighs in on Financial Technology

    The financial technology industry embodies a combination of financial services and communications tech and aims to reshape the financial sector landscape.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///High Level of Unemployment in Greece
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Unemployment Falls, but Still the Highest Among Peers

    Europe’s average unemployment has fallen to a four-year low of 9.8% as of 2016. Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 23.5% in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesias Manufacturing Activity Upbeat
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Indonesia’s Manufacturing PMI Hit a 10-Month High in April

    In April 2017, manufacturing activity in Indonesia (IDXG) saw its strongest rise since mid-2016, mainly due to the faster expansion of new work orders.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Consumer Sentiment Is Rising In Germany
    Company & Industry Overviews

    German Consumer Confidence: What to Expect in 2017

    Consumer confidence in Germany rose more than expected in February 2017, reflecting the recent boost in its market performance

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Markets Plunge With Brexit Announcement But Recover By Year End
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Equities Performed since the Brexit Vote?

    Investors lost confidence due to the uncertainty surrounding the vote, which led to the expectation of the other member nations’ following in the United Kingdom’s footsteps.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazil Financial Service Sector Outperforms the Overall Market
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Service Sector’s Contribution to Brazil Is Important

    The service sector is the main contributor to Brazil’s GDP and job creation, but it’s currently suffering from structural weakness and poor international performance.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Global Technology IPOs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Bob Doll Thinks about the IPO Market in 2017

    Equity market indexes across the United States are surging and recording all-time highs. The volatility index is also falling, which could be a good sign for IPO activity in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Colombias Consumer Confidence Improves in June
    Consumer

    Why Colombian Consumer Confidence Improved in June 2017

    The business confidence in Colombia (GXG) in June 2017 remained in negative territory but recovered from lows in the last five months.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Venezuela Market Skyrocketing with Rising Inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Venezuela’s Social Crisis Is Threatening Growth

    The social and economic crisis in Venezuela has resulted in food and medicine shortages, a crippled economy, record high inflation, and falling oil prices.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Real Estate Market In China Recovering But Expects Decline
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will China’s Real Estate Sector Bottom Out in 2017?

    In 2016, property prices in China soared about 30.0% due to increased activity in the real estate space.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Argentinas Trade Balance Narrows in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Surge in Imports Increases Argentina’s Trade Deficit in May 2017

    Argentina (ARGT) posted a higher trade deficit for May 2017 at $642 million, mainly due to increasing imports as compared to its exports.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Retail Sales in Malaysia Up in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Malaysia’s Improved Retail Sales Support Economic Growth in 2017?

    Retail sales in Malaysia rose 13.9% YoY (year-over-year) in June 2017, compared with its 13.6% gain in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Japans GDP Growth Rate Rise At Slower Pace
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Deflationary Environment Impacts Japan’s Economic Growth

    Despite persistent deflation, Japan’s (EWJ) economy is growing at a slower pace, and its 3Q16 growth exceeded expectations as exports recovered.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Malaysian Exports Slightly Down in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding the Marginal Decline in Malaysian Exports in June

    Exports from Malaysia in June 2017 stood at 73.1 billion Malaysian ringgit (MYR) (about $17 billion as of August 11, 2017), or 10% higher YoY.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Colombia economic growth to improve in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Colombian Stocks Are Surging in 2017

    As the third-largest economy in Latin America, Colombia is expected to recover from its subdued growth of ~2% in 2016—its lowest figure since 2009.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Dollar Gains Strength As Yuan Plunges
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Is China Really Devaluing Its Currency?

    China had pegged its currency, the yuan, to the US dollar as it was a developing nation.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Malaysia Continues to Decline in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Malaysian Inflation Declined Again in July

    Consumer prices in Malaysia grew 3.6% in June 2017, compared with its 3.9% rise in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexico Manufacturing PMI on Decline
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Mexico’s Manufacturing Activity Is Decelerating

    Mexican markets may be starting to overcome Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///ishares MSCI Russia outperforming emerging market index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Russian ETFs Outperforming the Emerging Market Index in 2017?

    Russia’s market performance has been affected by geopolitical crisis in Ukraine and Syria since 2014.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Rising Global Manufacturing PMI
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Emerging Market Manufacturing Activity Slow in May 2017?

    The global manufacturing sector seems to be slowing down, reflected in the May 2017 manufacturing PMI’s three-month low. Global economic activity had experienced an uptrend since 4Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Uninsured Rate Among Non elderly People On Decline
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Auto-Enrollment in Obamacare Outdo the Individual Mandate?

    Auto-enrollment is now being considered as an alternative to the individual mandate of Obamacare—something that would reduce the current penalty to $0.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexican Business Confidence Rise in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mexican Business Confidence and Improved Trade in June 2017

    Economic activity in Mexico (EWW) is expected to pick up in the rest of 2017, mainly due to improved exports.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///SP  Revenue Growth Estimates for Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Revenue Growth Support US Market Performance in 2017?

    Soft economic data suggest an optimistic outlook that will rely heavily on the Trump administration pushing forward with tax reforms and infrastructure spending.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Wage Growth Grapples As Unemployment Gains
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Wage Growth Improve as Employment Picks Up?

    The US economy is swiftly adding jobs, with the latest addition of 227,000 jobs in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///South Korea Reports Large Trade Surplus in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korea Records Trade Surplus amid Geopolitical Uncertainty

    Reliance on external sector The South Korean (EWY) economy is heavily reliant on the external sector. In 2015, it was the fifth-largest export economy (DBKO) in the world, according to the ECI (economic complexity index). China (FXI) is its largest trading partner, as the countries share a sea border. In April 2017, South Korea recorded a larger trade […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Unemployment Inches Up in South Korea in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rising Unemployment Continues to Plague South Korea in June 2017

    South Korea’s (EWY) unemployment rate rose to 3.8% in June 2017 compared to a four-month low of 3.6% in the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Jakarta Index Surging Since
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Recent Jakarta Election Has Undermined the Region’s Markets

    The recent gubernatorial elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, provided surprising results that appear to fall in line with international populist trends.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///US Leading the Corporate Tax Rate Among Developed Economies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Adena Friedman: Corporate Tax Reforms to Improve Economic Activity

    Currently, the passage of tax reform is playing a significant role in Trump’s agenda in 2017 after some of the setbacks in their reforms.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///European Markets Slowly Gaining Strenght
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from European Markets in 2017

    Stock prices across European markets (VGK) (HEZU) rose on February 21, 2017, and business activity in the Eurozone reached a six-year high.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Russian Equities Surge So Far in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Are Russian Equities Responding to Oil Prices in 2017?

    Improved industrial production and exports in Russia (RSX) have helped to lift the country’s economic activity in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Malaysias Manufacturing Activity Remains Slow in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing in Malaysia: What Happened in July

    Manufacturing activity in Malaysia remained subdued in July 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Colombia Down in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation in Colombia Continues to Fall in July 2017

    Consumer prices in Colombia (GXG) rose 3.4% on a year-over-year basis in July 2017, lower than the 4.0% rise in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Colombias Business Confidence Improves in June
    Consumer

    Marginal Rise in Industrial Confidence in Colombia in 2017

    Industrial confidence in Colombia (GXG) improved in June 2017 to -5.4% as compared to -8.8% in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Exports in Colombia Decline in June
    Consumer

    Exports in Colombia Fell in June 2017

    Colombian (GXG) exports stood at $2.8 billion in June 2017, a 0.8% increase year-over-year and an 18% decline on a month-over-month basis.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Revenue Growth of Big Five Over Last  years
    Consumer

    Why Big Five Tech Companies Could Keep Dominating Markets

    The big technology companies (XLK) are expected to continue dominating the markets (SPY) (QQQ) thanks to their size, innovations, acquisitions, and investments in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Technology Stocks Outperforming Overall Market
    Consumer

    Ann Winblad: Why Technology Stocks Will Likely Maintain Momentum

    The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which tracks technology stocks, has posted gains of about 20% so far in 2017, as of August 8, 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///South Korean Manufacturing PMI Contracts in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korean Exports’ Impact on Manufacturing Activity

    Manufacturing activity in July 2017 South Korean (EWY) manufacturing activity dropped in the July 2017, with a sharp reduction in output. The Nikkei South Korea (EEM) manufacturing PMI decreased to 49.1 from 50.1 in June, according to an IHS Markit report. Manufacturing activity in South Korea returned to contraction, with reduced orders for its key export markets, […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexico Manufacturing PMI Drops in July
    Consumer

    Why Mexico’s Manufacturing Activity dropped in July 2017

    Mexico’s manufacturing activity in July 2017 In July 2017, Mexico’s (EWW) manufacturing activity as of July 2017 saw improvement in overall business conditions, though it weakened from the month prior. The manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell to 51.2 in July 2017 from 52.3 in June 2017, according to an IHS Markit report. New work orders and output […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesias Manufacturing Activity Deteriorates in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Indonesia’s Manufacturing Activity Fell

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia In July 2017, manufacturing activity in Indonesia (EIDO) fell at the fastest pace in 19 months, mainly due to sharp decline in its output. Indonesia’S (EEM) manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell to 48.6, compared with 49.5 in June 2017, according to an IHS Markit report. New orders also fell in July […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Russia Manufacturing PMI Jumps in July
    Energy & Utilities

    Could New Sanctions Impact Russia’s Manufacturing Activity?

    Improvement in operating conditions in Russia In July 2017, operating conditions in Russia improved at the fastest pace since January 2017. The Russian PMI (purchasing managers’ index) increased to 52.7 from 50.3 in June 2017. New orders and output saw the strongest expansion, each reaching a six-month high. The surprising improvement in the manufacturing sector comes […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Greece Manufacturing PMI Steady in July
    Energy & Utilities

    Greek Manufacturing Activity Continues to Expand in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in Greece In July 2017, the manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) in Greece (GREK) remained steady. Operating conditions improved marginally, largely driven by a rise in output. The business conditions improved for a second consecutive month as of July 2017. Consumer sentiment is improving in Greece (EEM ), with improved tourism and growth […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazils Manufacturing Declines in July
    Consumer

    Why Manufacturing Activity in Brazil Is on a Decline

    Manufacturing activity in Brazil In July 2017, the manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) in Brazil (BRZU) continued to decline, falling to 50 from 50.5 in June 2017. July 2017 brought a slowdown in both output and new business. US companies doing business in Brazil include Walmart (WMT), ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), and Apple (AAPL). Brazil (EWZ) […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indian Manufacturing PMI Drops in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing Activity in India Impacted in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in June 2017 A survey of the manufacturing sector in India suggests that the introduction of a GST (goods and services tax) affected its manufacturing activity in July 2017. India’s (INDY) manufacturing PMI fell to 47.9 in July from 50.9 in June, according to an IHS Markit report. In July 2017, the manufacturing […]

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Global Manufacturing Activity Slightly Up in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Manufacturing Activity Picks Up the Pace in July 2017

    In this series, we’ll look at the performance of global (ACWI) manufacturing indexes and manufacturing activity in emerging markets.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Consumer Confidence in Indonesia Down in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Indonesia’s Consumer Confidence Was Down in June 2017

    Consumer confidence in Indonesia (EIDO) fell to 122.4 in June 2017 from an all-time high of 125.9 in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesias Manufacturing Activity Deteriorates in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Contracted in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in Indonesia (EEM) in July 2017 fell at its fastest pace in the last 19 months mainly due to the sharp decline in its output.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesian Exports Drop in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indonesia’s Exports Fell in June 2017

    Exports from Indonesia (EIDO) in June 2017 stood at $11.6 billion, a fall of 11.8% on a year-over-year basis and 19% on a month-over-month basis.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indonesia Records Large Trade Surplus in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Here’s Why Indonesia’s Trade Surplus Rose in June 2017

    Indonesia’s (EIDO) trade surplus in June 2017 stood at $1.6 billion as compared to $1.1 billion in the corresponding period last year and $0.57 billion in the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Indonesia Down in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation in Indonesia Fell in July: Is It a Correction or Trend?

    Inflation in Indonesia (EEM) in July 2017 stayed in line with the market expectation of 3.9%.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Business Confidence in South Korea Steady in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korea’s Business Confidence Remains Steady in July 2017

    Business confidence in the manufacturing sector in South Korea (EWY) has remained stable at 78 in July 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Manufacturing PMI in South Korea Up in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why South Korean Manufacturing Activity Rose in June 2017

    The South Korean (EWY) Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) rose to 50.1 in June 2017 compared to 49.2 in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Consumer Confidence in South Korea Up in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Consumer Confidence in South Korea in July 2017

    South Korea’s (EWY) consumer confidence continued to remain steady at 111.2 in July 2017 compared to 111.1 in the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///South Korean Market Continues to Surge in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Equities in South Korea Rise with Tech Rally in July 2017

    South Korean equities are soaring in 2017, with the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (or KOSPI), its benchmark index, reaching an all-time high of 2,451.5 in July 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indias Service Sector PMI Improves in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Service Sector Activity Strengthened at the End of 2Q17

    The service sector PMI (purchasing mangers’ index) in India (INDA) rose to 53.1 in June 2017, compared to 52.2 in May.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indian Manufacturing PMI Declines in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Manufacturing Activity in India Fell in June 2017

    Uncertainty related to India’s new goods and services tax, which was implemented on July 1, 2017, seemed to affect India’s manufacturing activity in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indias Rising Consumer Spending in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Consumer Spending Rising in India amid Reforms in 2017?

    Consumer spending in India (INDA) is expected to grow via remonetization and other reforms undertaken by its government in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexican Auto Production Surge in June
    Consumer

    Mexico’s Auto Production Set a Record in June—Will It Continue?

    The auto industry in Mexico depends on NAFTA, as major auto manufacturers in the United States have made Mexico their manufacturing and export hub.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Indias Trade Deficit in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Rising Trade Deficit and the 2017 Rupee Uptrend

    The trade gap in India (INDA) continued to widen in June 2017. In the month, it stood at $12.9 billion, a 59.7% rise year-over-year (or YoY) and a 6% fall month-over-month.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in India Continues to Decline in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will India’s Low Inflationary Trend Sustain in 2H17?

    Consumer prices in India (INDY) rose 1.5% year-over-year in June 2017, slowing sharply from their 2.2% rise in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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