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Chart Book

Chart Book is featured daily column at SCMP.com and in print in the South China Morning Post. It brings readers a combination of exclusive sentiment barometers on equity markets, practical technical analysis flagging likely moves across a range of asset classes, and smart graphics that offer insight into evolving market trends.

Chart of the day: Property hits loan growth

Daiwa Capital Markets said that most mainland banks saw the slowest quarterly loan expansion in the third quarter.

Saturday, 1 November, 2014, 4:54am

Chart of the day: Shanghai bounces back

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defence spending buoyed the United States' economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of yesterday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

Chart of the day: The cost of a smog-free Apec summit

The central government has ordered stoppages at numerous industrial plants in areas surrounding Beijing in an effort to have a smog-free Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in November.

30 Oct 2014 - 6:26am

Chart of the day: Stressful times for DAX

The results of stress tests and the asset quality review of Europe's 130 biggest banks showed who needed to clean up their act - and how much bigger the bad debt really is, at €879 billion (HK$8.65 trillion).

29 Oct 2014 - 5:33am

Chart of the day: Korean stocks set for rally

28 Oct 2014 - 5:42am

Chart of the day: Trouble in Toronto

Another look at the main Toronto stock index, following warnings about a five-wave broadening wedge when volatility was very low.

27 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Chart of the day: Whatever happened to volatility?

Volatility in foreign exchange markets is anchored near record lows with traders seemingly unmoved by the uncertainty that gripped global equities on jitters about US interest rate tightening.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:41am

Chart of the day: The low to hold?

It tends to do this: falls out of bed and then takes a while to steady up, a bit like all of us really.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:19am

Chart of the day: Double the drag

Societe Generale said housing starts and property sales acted as a drag on the mainland economy, which remained lacklustre across the board.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:25am

Chart of the day: Nymex nudges lower

Three weeks of sharp falls for US crude oil prices in good volume of trade over the past three weeks, together with a steady drop in open interest on futures contracts since July, have sounded alarm bells for many traders caught long.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:21am

Chart of the day: It's all relative

A torrid week for global equities did not leave the Asia-Pacific region unscathed, though in relative terms the region was almost tranquil.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12pm

Chart of the day: Nikkei's triple top

Like many equity indices over the past three weeks, the Nikkei-225 Index in Japan dropped sharply on good volume from what might be a slightly irregular triple top.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

Chart of the day: Synchronised cycles

The weakness in the mainland's housing sector comes against a backdrop of rapid credit growth in recent years, which itself has prompted worries about risks to financial stability and growth, Goldman Sachs said in a report.

18 Oct 2014 - 5:47am

Chart of the day: First Toronto stocks, now the Canadian dollar

Three weeks ago, it was warned that the Toronto main stock index was in trouble; this week, it is down about 11 per cent from the record high of early September.

17 Oct 2014 - 5:29am

Chart of the day: Little monetary relief in China

The mainland's M2 money supply growth eased to the second-lowest pace in August since the first quarter of 2012, according to Societe Generale, falling to 12.8 per cent year on year from 13.5 per cent in July.

16 Oct 2014 - 5:51am