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  • Why China Is a Good Opportunity for the Mobile Payment Market
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China Is a Good Opportunity for the Mobile Payment Market

    Third-party mobile payment services in China registered a total transaction volume of ~$197 billion in 2013—an increase of 707% on a YoY basis.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PayPal Inspired By Chinese Payment Apps

    Facilitating payments isn’t enough At the Credit Suisse 21st Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, PayPal (PYPL) chief financial officer John Rainey stated that the company aims to become an everyday part of customers’ financial lives. To insert itself into customers’ routines, PayPal acknowledges that it cannot limit itself to its roots of facilitating payments for […]

    By Neha Gupta
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    Financials

    China’s Foreign Reserves Rise in June: Here’s Why

    China’s foreign reserves rose by $13.5 billion in June to $3.2 trillion. June’s increase was the largest in 14 months.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Alphabet Tapped Technology That Could Lead to Better Smartphones

    Google could use Redux’s technology to develop better smartphones to bolster its competition in the global smartphone market where it trails Apple and Samsung.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Credit Growth Metrics Also Worsen in April

    China’s credit growth clearly has been weaker than expected, especially given the recent easing measures adopted by the government.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lattice Semiconductor’s Earnings Hit by Weaker Smartphone Sales

    On a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, Lattice Semiconductor’s revenue fell 8% quarter-over-quarter to $101.3 million in fiscal 4Q15.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Production Rises: Is Investor Confidence Back?

    On a year-over-year basis, China’s industrial production increased to 6.0% in May 2016. That’s the same pace as April.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Sugar Prices Fall for the Third Consecutive Day?

    Sugar prices for March futures contracts were trading near the key support of $14 per pound on January 26. Prices fell for the third consecutive trading day.

    By Sean Brown
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Insight into China’s Manufacturing PMI in December 2017

    China’s manufacturing PMI stood at 51.6 in December compared to 51.8 in November 2017, which was in line with the market’s expectation of 51.6.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    China’s PMI confirms severe Asian weakness (Part 1)

    China’s July PMI was more than a disappointment—it was a confirmation of weakness Across the board, all items within China’s (FXI) Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) were down. The 47.7 value was the third decreasing consecutive value below the 50 point neutral line. Production and demand contracting Output contracted for the second month in a […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Offshore Expansion Is Testing Facebook

    With the exception of China (MCHI) and North Korea, Facebook’s (FB) social media services are available worldwide, giving the company a global subscriber base of ~2.0 billion users.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Fund Managers

    Goldman Sachs: Where Could the Chinese Yuan Head in 2017?

    After Donald Trump’s US election win, the Chinese yuan fell 1.6% against the US dollar (UUP) (USDU) (UDN) between November 9 and November 22, 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does the Rise of Iron Ore Port Inventories Mean for Miners?

    Players involved in the seaborne iron ore trade include BHP Billiton (BHP) (BBL), Rio Tinto (RIO), Vale (VALE), and Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trade War Is Still Fund Managers’ Top Concern

    In the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) December 2018 survey, trade war concerns were again named as the top concern among global fund managers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Nikkei 225 Drags Asian Markets Down, Falling 3.1%

    Major Asian markets (AAXJ) were trading lower on May 2, 2016, after negative sentiments from the previous week continued.

    By David Meyer
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    Basic Materials

    Chinese Steel Production: Will We See Curtailments This Year?

    Previously in this series, we looked at China’s steel demand indicators. It’s also important for investors to look at the supply side of the equation.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    When Could AMD’s Losses Turn to Profit?

    AMD slips back to losses in fiscal 1Q17 Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported a 1% sequential revenue decline and its gross margin expanded between fiscal 1Q16 and fiscal 1Q17. However, the company slipped back to operating losses in fiscal 1Q17 after reporting operating profits in fiscal 4Q16. AMD’s profits are largely driven by volume sales, […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Tesla’s Profit to Decline Further in Q1 2019

    As of January 31, Wall Street analysts’ estimates compiled by Reuters suggested that Tesla’s adjusted EPS could be $1.04 in the first quarter this year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Putting Apple’s $1 Billion Content Budget into Perspective

    Services contributed 16% of revenue Apple (AAPL) generated $24 billion from its Services business in fiscal 2016, and aims to double the revenue in four years. In fiscal 3Q17, Apple’s Services division contributed $7.3 billion in revenue, up 22% from a year earlier, and making up 16.1% of the quarter’s total revenue. Apple’s Services business consists of offerings […]

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Asset Divestment Affected NXP Semiconductors’ Performance

    In 3Q17, NXP reported revenues of about $2.4 billion, implying a decrease of 3.0% year-over-year.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Alibaba Raises Stakes for Zynga in India

    As Zynga (ZNGA) prepares to report its 4Q17 results, Alibaba (BABA) and India (INDA) are in the minds of many investors who have followed recent developments.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Growing Conflict in the Middle East Pushes Crude Oil to New Lows

    Growing conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the major oil-producing countries of OPEC, has become a threat for crude oil prices.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Profits Accelerate in June

    According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s industrial profits for firms above a designated size rose by 5.1% year-over-year to 616.3 billion yuan ($92.4 billion) in June.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Slower Growth Has a Silver Lining!

    Slower growth has a silver lining: the potential for greater monetary and fiscal stimulus.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Chinas Retail Sales in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Retail Sales Improved in December: What Does It Mean?

    On a year-over-year basis, China’s retail sales showed strong recovery in December 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    Why Alibaba’s Earnings Keep Rising

    Alibaba’s earnings have risen consistently YoY for the past five quarters, with adjusted EPS moving from $0.79 in fiscal 2Q17 to $1.29 in fiscal 2Q18.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why a Chinese Market Slump Won’t Affect the Economy

    The Chinese market slump is not likely to dampen consumer spending or affect the economy. Stocks make up a mere 15% of Chinese household financial assets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s Manufacturing PMI Fell in October 2017

    The October China manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) report indicates a fall in manufacturing activity in October as compared to September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Sugar Prices Fall for the 4th Day in a Row

    Sugar prices continued their sharp downward movement on January 27, 2016, and breached the key support level of $14 per pound.

    By Sean Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Baidu’s Revenue Growth Drivers for Fiscal 3Q16

    When Baidu revealed its financials for fiscal 3Q15, the market reaction was positive, with the company’s stock price rising by 10% in after-hours trading.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Analysts Still Positive on Netflix despite Competition?

    Out of the 43 analysts covering Netflix (NFLX), 26 analysts have given it a “buy.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Analysts Have Mixed Views on Iron Ore Prices

    Goldman Sachs (GS) is notably still quite bearish on iron ore. The bank cited the recent string of shipment data from Australia to support its view.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Uxin: Analysts See 138% Upside Potential after Q4 Results

    As of March 14, Uxin (UXIN) was trading with 17.8% month-to-date losses.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Could Tencent Be Enough for Snap?

    Snap recently disclosed in a securities filing that Tencent had purchased 145.8 million of its shares—equivalent to a 12% equity stake in the company.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How an Aging Population Could Affect Your Portfolio

    One of the big-picture shifts currently taking place is aging populations, especially in developed nations. Populations are rapidly aging in most developed countries.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese Steel Demand Doesn’t Look Good for Dry Bulkers in 2016

    In this part of our series, we’ll explore how steel demand from the construction, machinery, and infrastructure sectors could shape up in 2016.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Marc Faber Increased His Position in China

    Marc Faber said in the interview that he is becoming more positive about emerging markets and particularly China, in which he has increased his position.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Indias Growth Story Supported By Its Earnings
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Looks Like an Attractive Emerging Market

    Timothy Moe, chief equity strategist for the Asia-Pacific region at Goldman Sachs (GS), believes that the long-term prospects for India are the best among the emerging markets.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Impact of China’s DRAM Price Probe on Micron Technology

    Lower DRAM prices would reduce Micron’s earnings, but the intensity of the decline could be less than in previous cycles.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Will Higher Prices Hamper iPhone X Sales?

    Apple’s iPhone X not only carries the same price in dollars as it does in British pounds but also represents the most expensive iPhone ever.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • 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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Under Armour’s Growth Model Cope With These Threats?

    Key threats to the company include higher labor costs and greater regulation. After the Bangladesh factory tragedy, stricter regulations can be expected.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Why Jim Chanos Thinks Apple Is an Ultimate Value Stock

    Jim Chanos said that he is long on Apple (AAPL) because he thinks Apple is a value stock and trading at a cheaper valuation.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Fund Strategy Rose Steeply Despite Market Uncertainty?

    In June 2016, volatility spiked in global markets (VXUS) (VTI). Many fund strategies outperformed the global market with heightened market volatility.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Micron Stock Fell Due to Temporary Sales Ban in China

    The semiconductors industry is cautious amid rising trade tensions between the US and China.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Why Intel Has Lowered Its Fiscal 2016 Guidance

    Intel has lowered its fiscal 2016 gross margin guidance from 63% to 62% due to lower platform volumes.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    ArcelorMittal’s Key Risks in 2H15: Investor Must-Knows

    ArcelorMittal faces certain macro risks. We’ll discuss these risks in this part of our series.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Strong Economy and a Rate Cut: Can Trump Have It Both Ways?

    Today, President Donald Trump told reporters, “Our country’s doing unbelievably well economically.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Been Slowing Down Qualcomm’s Revenue Growth?

    Qualcomm’s share in the smartphone processor market fell from 52% in 2014 to 45% in 2015. MediaTek’s share rose from 14% to 19% during that time.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Fitbit Stock Fall 6.90% on Friday?

    Fitbit (FIT) stock closed down at $6.07 on July 20. The 6.90% fall in the stock price was due to the ongoing tariff war between the US and China.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Growth Picks in ADI’s Communications Infrastructure Segment

    In fiscal 3Q16, ADI’s Communications Infrastructure revenue grew by 22.4% YoY to $174.1 million, accounting for 20% of the company’s overall revenue.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How APAC Compares with Alphabet’s Other Regions

    The US is Alphabet’s top region by revenues with over $12.9 billion in revenues from the US in 3Q17.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Financials

    Chinese inflation not a concern, leaving room for very needed stimulus

    China has been lucky versus the other BRICs with regards to inflation and the uptick in April is not relevant. Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, is a key indicator of health in an economy. When inflation increases too fast, economic growth is choked and slows down either by reduced consumer spending or […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Miscellaneous

    How China’s Manufacturing and Auto Industry Are Impacting Crude Tankers

    In May 2017, the Markit China Manufacturing PMI was 51.2 (MCHI)—similar to the previous month.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alphabet’s Waymo Preparing Insurance Coverage for Riders

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Waymo inked a deal with usage-based insurance provider Trov to provide coverage for users of its upcoming ride-hailing service. Waymo is on track to launch a ride-hailing service using self-driving vans.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s on the Horizon in the Escalating US–China Trade War?

    While there were renewed hopes of trade talks between the US and China, Trump’s September 13 tweet downplayed the need for a trade deal.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Nokia’s China Patent Licensing Opportunity

    The tripartite deal earlier this year with Xiaomi could mark a favorable turning point for Nokia (NOK) in the monetization of its mobile technologies (QQQ).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Graphics Units’ Price Decline Mark the Crypto Boom’s End?

    On April 3, Bitmain, a Chinese (MCHI) specialized ASIC manufacturer, announced its new Antminer E3 ASIC for Ethereum mining.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should Investors Worry about China’s DRAM Price-Fixing Probe?

    The DRAM market is already facing a tight supply, and price controls by China might encourage suppliers to prioritize shipments to other countries.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Is Steeply Discounting iPhone Batteries

    After Apple (AAPL) owned up to slowing older iPhones, although not maliciously, the company didn’t just issue an apology.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alibaba to Open Its First Cloud Data Center in India

    Amazon plans to spend $5.0 billion to build its business in India.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Qualcomm Set to Face Competition in the 5G Space

    If Qualcomm (QCOM) loses its chance to acquire NXP Semiconductors, its strategy to grow beyond smartphones into embedded and automotive could take the back seat, and it may be pressured to settle its licensing disputes with Apple.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Consumer

    What Are Alibaba and Ford up To?

    Alibaba and US-based vehicle manufacturer Ford have inked a deal that would see them cooperate in areas including retail and cloud computing.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key for Investors: 5 Issues Are Choking Real Growth in China

    We think that 2016 will be challenging for the Chinese economy. With policy support and improved credit conditions, economic activity stabilized in 1Q16.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Mobile: A Crucial Driver for Alibaba’s Positive 2Q16 Results

    Out of the total GMV (gross merchandise volume), mobile accounted for 62% of Alibaba’s GMV for fiscal 2Q16. In comparison, mobile GMV accounted for 36% of total GMV in 2Q15.

    By Matilda James
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    Consumer

    Eyes on Quality of Alibaba’s Top-Line Growth

    In Alibaba’s (BABA) upcoming fiscal 2Q18 report, investor attention will probably be focused not only on its top-line figure but also on the quality of its top-line growth.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Intel’s Lacklustre Q1 Revenue Forecast

    Chip maker Intel (INTC) reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue after the trading bell on January 24.

    By Sophia Nicholson
  • uploads///Auto Sales
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did China’s Car Sales Turn Out in February?

    After outstanding auto sales in January, China’s auto sales took a dive in February. In February, the total sales recorded came in at 1.6 million, which was down 0.86% YoY (year-over-year) and down 36% from the previous month.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Earnings Report

    Key Takeaways for Investors from Alibaba’s 4Q14 Results

    Investors were disappointed with Alibaba’s 4Q14 results, and the company saw a 10% decline in its value the day it announced its earnings.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Tech & Comm Services

    The Impact of a US–China Trade War on Intel

    The trade war between the United States and China revolves around the supremacy of 5G technology, which is expected to form the basis for the data economy.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    Trump Hits at China, Causes Havoc in Asia

    President Trump tweeted that the duty on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will increase by 15 percentage points from 10% to 25%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Opposes the Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Imports

    Apple (AAPL) expects to face political and regulatory challenges in 2018 due to the US–China trade war and lawsuits with suppliers.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Consumer

    China’s auto sales post strong increase, short-lived spike?

    Amidst a wave of disappointing data from China, the jump in car sales seems promising, but it is likely to be unsustainable Car sales are a strong indicator of the health of consumer spending in a country. Durable goods, such as cars, are generally “big ticket” items that last more than three years. Given their […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Miscellaneous

    What are the implications of Taiwan-China unification?

    The people of Taiwan fear that political unification with China could have grave consequences for their economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Google Still Working on Censored Search in China?

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is again facing criticism over its controversial search engine in China (MCHI) (FXI).

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Soft DRAM and NAND Pricing Could Hurt Micron’s Profits

    Micron (MU) manufactures DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) and NAND (negative AND) memory chips, which are used as the main memory in computers and as storage in mobile devices.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Consumer

    Why NIO Stock Tanked after Its Q4 2018 Earnings Release

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the key highlights of NIO’s fourth-quarter earnings release.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Disney’s Extraordinary Achievement

    Walt Disney (DIS) made a $5.5 billion bet on a Mainland China (MCHI)(FXI) theme park—its largest foreign investment.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Major Movers of the Financial Markets in the Past 20 Years: Part 2

    The global financial crisis of 2008 proved to be the major mover of the financial markets in the last 20 years. Internet companies and the banking sector took a beating.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Macro Factors to Look for When Investing in China

    China’s shifting its focus from a manufacturing-based economy to a consumer-based economy. It’s expected to do well in the long run.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Asian Indexes Were Subdued Except for Oceania Markets

    Major Asian markets were trading lower on April 29. They were subdued after Japanese monetary policy inaction continued to weigh markets down.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the Expanded JD-Tencent Partnership

    China-based online retailer JD.com and social media and digital payments provider Tencent recently announced that they were expanding their partnership.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Yuan’s Devaluation and China’s Asian Trading Partners

    The yuan’s devaluation may not have finished yet. Although China’s central bank may not devalue the yuan further immediately, a further fall in exports may leave it with limited policy responses.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel Partners with Chinese Companies to Accelerate 5G Deployment

    The Trump administration proposed the Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act to prevent the sale or transfer of certain technology and intellectual property to China.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Next for China’s Aluminum Exports after a 35% Surge?

    China’s aluminum exports have been on an uptrend, increasing 35% year-over-year in the first five months of the current year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Micron Look Attractive Right Now?

    Micron Technology (MU) stock has been declining since Tuesday after two analysts downgraded their estimates on the stock.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Financials

    Why Chinese stocks are trading well below their long-term average

    While a downward earnings revision remains a near-term risk, at today’s valuation there is long-term opportunity in Chinese equities.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Qualcomm Clears Clouds of Doubt in Its Fiscal Q3 2018 Earnings

    On July 26, Qualcomm stock rose 7% while NXP Semiconductors stock fell 5.7% after the two companies announced the end of their merger talks.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Texas Instruments’ Q4 Revenues Highlight Semiconductor Slowdown

    The fourth-quarter 2018 semiconductor earnings season began with TSMC’s (TSM) earnings showing signs of a slowdown in the semiconductor industry.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The People’s Bank of China Surprises Currency Markets

    The Chinese yuan depreciated by 1.8% on August 11, 2015, as the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) aimed to boost the depressed economy and push exports.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alphabet Is Building Artificial Intelligence Team in China

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is hiring AI (artificial intelligence) engineers in Beijing, China, according to a company job posting.

    By Neha Gupta
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Profit from the Current Market Uncertainty

    Volatility (VXX) has made a comeback in markets this year after a prolonged calm period.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Implications of Depreciating Latin American Currencies

    Latin American currencies have depreciated against the dollar since 2014. The Argentine peso is one of the most beaten up currencies in the region, having lost 27% in this period.

    By BlackRock
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Skyworks Shares Rise despite Lower Guidance?

    kyworks Solutions’ (SWKS) shares rose ~4% at $67.21 in the after-hours trading session on January 28 despite the company reporting lower-than-expected guidance

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Delaying the iPhone 8 Could Help or Hurt Apple

    Rumors that Apple (AAPL) could delay the iPhone 8 launch by up to a few months can be interpreted in two ways—positive or negative.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Rebounded after Massive Decline on Thursday

    Apple (AAPL) stock rose 4.27% on Friday and closed at $148.26.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Fairchild Integration Could Help ON Grow in the Communications Market

    ON Semiconductor (ON) earns 22% of its revenues from the communications market.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Financials

    China’s Relationship with Apple Concerns Carl Icahn

    Icahn views Chinese authorities as benevolent dictators. Icahn isn’t worried about Apple. He’s worried about China’s attitude toward the company.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Sugar Prices Fall to 4-Month Lows

    Sugar continued to trade below key moving averages on January 28. Prices fell to a 4-month low, with this being their longest slump since September 2015.

    By Sean Brown
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