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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KOSPI Gains, ASX Extends Losses, Singapore Still under Pressure

    South Korea’s KOSPI, which lost 1.38% yesterday, marginally recovered today. The index ended up 0.14% at 2,081.84.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KOSPI, ASX 200, and NZ 50 Gain, Singapore Index Is in the Red

    South Korea’s KOSPI remained in the green on May 15. The index gained 0.53% on the day to end at 2,092.78.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KOSPI Trails as the ASX 200 Posts Gains

    KOSPI, the benchmark index in South Korea, fell 1.2% on May 16 to end up at 2,067.69.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Australia Down Marginally, Singapore Index Loses 1.2%

    Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index continued to trade within a narrow range at the start of the new week.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KOSPI, ASX, and NZ50 Fell, while Singapore Index Held Steady

    South Korea’s KOSPI, which gained yesterday, retreated today.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KOSPI and ASX Break Winning Streak, and Singapore Index Falls Too

    South Korea’s KOSPI, which gained in the last two sessions, fell today.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KOSPI, ASX 200, NZ 50 Gain, Singapore STI Is Flat

    South Korea’s KOSPI gained 0.18% on May 22 to end the day at 2,061.25. It was the index’s second consecutive gain.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ASX Closes above 6,500, Singapore Index Falls

    After rising 1.74% on May 20 on the back of a surprise election victory for Scott Morrison, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained again on May 21.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ASX Gains on Surprise Election Results, KOSPI Stays Flat

    Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index has continued its dream run while most other Asia-Pacific stocks seem to be under pressure.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korea, Singapore Indexes Lose, ASX 200 Gains

    South Korea’s KOSPI continued to fall for the second straight day on May 17. The index, which fell 1.2% on May 16, extended its losses by another 0.58%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korea Maintains Interest Rate, Inflation Nears Target Rate

    South Korea’s economy in 2017 Asia’s (VPL) (EPP) fourth-largest economy, South Korea’s (EWY), showed some moderate signs of recovery in 1Q17. Improved global (ACWI) (VT) economic conditions have boosted the country’s exports and investments in the last two quarters. South Korea’s central bank has kept the key interest rate steady, and inflation has remained close […]

    By Mary Sadler
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    Earnings Report

    How Cheniere Energy Viewed the Global LNG Market in 2016

    The global LNG (liquefied natural gas) supply continued to experience strong growth in 2016, driven by supply growth from Australia and the United States.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    International Monetary Fund Weighs in on Slowing Global Economy

    In its October World Economic Outlook report, the IMF estimated that the global economy will likely continue to slow down, reaching growth of 3.1% in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Applied Materials Revised Its Wafer Fab Spending Outlook

    Applied Materials’ guidance for fiscal 4Q16 reflects the semiconductor industry’s health. It expects its 2016 wafer spending to show single-digit growth.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Zealand Employment Reports Should Be Viewed with Caution

    Given the two major changes brought about by Statistics New Zealand, markets should view this unemployment release as a benchmark for upcoming releases.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did the RBNZ Decide to Cut the Official Cash Rate?

    For RBNZ (Reserve Bank of New Zealand) Governor Graeme Wheeler, coming out with a cut was a no-brainer to markets. Markets expected a rate cut.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the BoJ’s Projections for Economic Activity in Japan?

    The Bank of Japan gave its economic outlook after the monetary policy meeting on July 29. The weak data are due to the slowdown in emerging economies.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The World Bank Has News about the Global Economy, and It’s Not Good

    In its 25th annual Global Economic Prospects report, the World Bank did not have many good things to say about the global economy in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s in Store for the Australian Dollar in 2016?

    The Australia dollar is heavily linked to commodity prices and the Chinese economy, which is the major source of demand for Australian exports.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing Government Debt and Savings in Asia-Pacific Countries

    Singapore has very high levels of government debt compared to its GDP. All other nations under review have a manageable debt-to-GDP ratio.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Gross Domestic Product Growth
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Do Key Metrics Say about Asia-Pacific Countries?

    The GDPs of the three developed economies in the Asia-Pacific region that we’re considering are expected to rise between 2.8% and 3.4% in each year from 2015 to 2017.

    By David Ashworth
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