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Why market reactions to the China-Vietnam tensions are mixed
Though the recent tensions in the South China Sea seem to have gathered much attention, the markets don’t seem to have factored in the conflict.
Despite positive PMI issues remain in Vietnam’s manufacturing
HSBC released their April PMI report for Vietnamese manufacturing on May 1st 2013. While the report showed some positive signs for overall PMI and stronger operations measures than in the past, the financial sub-indices within PMI are not as promising. In previous articles it has been mentioned that margin compression has been a looming issue […]
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 […]
Vietnam tensions: What’s happening in the South China Sea?
China happened to be Vietnam’s largest trade partner in 2013, with its total turnover reaching $50.21 billion—up 22% growth over the previous year, according to statistics from Vietnam Customs.
Alexa, Tech Companies Are Leaving China: Where Will They Go?
Global consumer tech companies are reportedly looking to move out of China amid the still unresolved trade war.
Trade Data: Vietnam Is Benefiting from the Trade War
If the ongoing trade war continues, Vietnam could be a star if it stays unscathed from the global turmoil and its currency remains stable.
What Happened to the Malaysian Manufacturing PMI in June?
Manufacturing activity in Malaysia fell to a record low in June 2017, primarily due to a drop in both output and new orders.
Slower Rise in Trade Surplus for South Korea in May 2017
South Korea’s trade surplus saw a large drop to $6.0 billion in May 2017 as compared to $13.0 billion in the previous month.
Vietnamese Dong Devalues by 1%
The State Bank of Vietnam devalued the Vietnamese dong by 1% to bring the reference rate of the US dollar to dong to 21,890.
China’s growing power over South Africa
China became Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009, surpassing the US.
Why are relations between China and Vietnam so strained again?
The economic and political relations between China and Vietnam, also referred to as “Sino-Vietnamese relations,” have never been at ease since the two countries fought a month-long war in 1979.