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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s CPI Data Were Stronger in February

    In February, China’s CPI (consumer price index) rose 2.5% YoY—the largest rise since July 2014. It was also higher than the 1.8% YoY rise in January.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Portfolio Compositions of FHKCX and JCOAX?

    The Fidelity China Region Fund Class C (FHKCX) and the John Hancock Greater China Opportunities Fund Class A (JCOAX) benchmark their performance to the MSCI Golden Dragon Index.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Chinas Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did China’s Consumer and Producer Prices Rise in April?

    In April, China’s food prices rose 7.4% YoY (year-over-year), while nonfood prices edged up 1.1%. Pork prices rose sharply by 33.5% YoY and accounted for 0.8% of CPI (consumer price index) growth.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can the SSE Composite Index’s Manufacturing PMI Keep Expanding?

    China’s official manufacturing index, the SSE Composite, expanded in March, indicating a slight recovery in the manufacturing sector following stimulus.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s Exports and Imports Fell Sharply in January 2016

    Some analysts believe that the unexpected drop in foreign trade was mainly due to a change in the timing of the Lunar New Year.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Chinas Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s PPI Data Indicate Continued Deflationary Pressure

    In October, China’s PPI for manufactured goods fell 5.9% YoY as manufacturers resorted to price-cutting due to weak demand.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Retail Sales Rose in October

    China’s retail sales data continue to surprise the market. Its total retail sales of consumer goods rose 11.0% YoY to 2.8 trillion yuan in October.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Ray Dalio’s 3 Rules of Thumb and the Road Ahead for China

    Chinese policymakers should try to implement Ray Dalio’s three rules of thumb as closely as possible to get the country’s economic growth back on track.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Production Data for August 2015

    China’s industrial production data were weaker than expected and grew by 6.1% year-over-year, or YoY, in August.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Flash PMI
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Flash Caixin/Markit Reading: Manufacturing Fell Again in September

    China’s flash reading of the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing PMI stood at 47 in September. It was weaker than expected. It was below August’s final of 47.5.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Performance of China focused Mutual Funds for the week ended September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Performance of SSE Composite Index for the week of September 18

    The SSE Composite Index fell 3.2% week-over-week and ended at 3,097.92 points on September 18, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Surprise Yuan Devaluation and the Consequences

    The yuan devaluation may provide little help in boosting exports. The People’s Bank of China (or PBoC) surprisingly devalued the yuan by nearly 2% against the US dollar on August 11.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Performance of SSE Composite Index and China focused Mutual funds
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Turbulence in China’s Stock Market

    Due to recent stock market turbulence in China’s stock market, the SSE (Shanghai Stock Exchange) Composite Index was down 22.7% month-over-month and ended at 3,200.23 points on September 11.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Price movement of four Chinese Mutual Funds
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Is the Chinese Economy Performing?

    The uncertainty regarding the Chinese economy is increasing investor fears of a global slowdown.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Insights from China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index

    China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index reading for August came in at 49.7 compared to 50.0 in July due due to sluggish client demand and a decline in new domestic and export orders.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Fund Performance
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Have China-Focused Mutual Funds Performed?

    In the one-month period ended August 4, 2015, each of the four funds we’re covering in this series posted negative returns due to the stock market crash that spread from the end of June until July.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Chinese Stock Market Meltdown Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    The Chinese stock market meltdown is just one of the indicators of how fragile the Chinese economy is.

    By Lynn Noah
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