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Chart of the day: New China growth index signals an upside surprise
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Asian equities are hot to trot

The sentiment profile of Asian equities suggests near-term signals that markets are running too hot should be tempered by longer-term economic fundamentals.

3 Feb 2015 - 8:26AM

The sentiment profile of Asian equities suggests near-term signals that markets are running too hot should be tempered by longer-term economic fundamentals.

Chart of the day: Asian equities are hot to trot
Chart of the day: Copper meltdown
Chart of the day: When less is more
Chart of the day: Caution on copper needed
Chart of the day: Hong Kong home prices heading higher

Home affordability in Hong Kong is at its most punishing so far this century, so why do prices keep rising?

15 Jan 2015 - 12:15PM

Home affordability in Hong Kong is at its most punishing so far this century, so why do prices keep rising?

Chart of the day: Hong Kong home prices heading higher
Chart of the day: H-share punishment halfway over?

Downbeat perceptions of mainland equities have hurt their Hong Kong-listed counterparts.

10 Jan 2015 - 3:59AM

Downbeat perceptions of mainland equities have hurt their Hong Kong-listed counterparts.

Chart of the day: H-share punishment halfway over?
Chart of the day: Copper confidence crumples

Spot copper prices leave no doubt about the intensity of the commodity-driven downdraft they are caught in.

8 Jan 2015 - 8:35AM

Spot copper prices leave no doubt about the intensity of the commodity-driven downdraft they are caught in.

Chart of the day: Copper confidence crumples
Chart of the day: Spot the China disconnect

Which mainland data should you put more trust in, exports or industrial production? It is a tough call, given that all the proxies for factory output are trending down.

6 Jan 2015 - 8:40AM

Which mainland data should you put more trust in, exports or industrial production? It is a tough call, given that all the proxies for factory output are trending down.

Chart of the day: Spot the China disconnect
Chart of the day: China's deflation danger

The risk of falling prices on the mainland is highlighted by the economics team at HSBC as the first of its five key macro themes that will dominate the thoughts and actions of policymakers in Beijing this year.

3 Jan 2015 - 4:00AM

The risk of falling prices on the mainland is highlighted by the economics team at HSBC as the first of its five key macro themes that will dominate the thoughts and actions of policymakers in Beijing this year.

Chart of the day: China's deflation danger
Chart of the day: Where Asia's currency war battle lines are drawn

Asia's export-oriented economies face a tough year ahead, mainly because of the supereasy monetary policies being used to dig the euro zone and Japan out of deflationary holes that will keep their respective currencies weak.

2 Jan 2015 - 8:31AM

Asia's export-oriented economies face a tough year ahead, mainly because of the supereasy monetary policies being used to dig the euro zone and Japan out of deflationary holes that will keep their respective currencies weak.

Chart of the day: Where Asia's currency war battle lines are drawn
Chart of the day: China stock divergence deepens

Mainland shares might have rallied close to five-year highs but global investors are "far from reaching a consensus positive stance about China", as equity analysts at Citi put it.

1 Jan 2015 - 10:45AM

Mainland shares might have rallied close to five-year highs but global investors are "far from reaching a consensus positive stance about China", as equity analysts at Citi put it.

Chart of the day: China stock divergence deepens
Chart of the day: China shrugs off dollar's rebound

The US dollar's resurgence has global investors pondering what it implies for capital flows into - and more likely out of - emerging markets next year.

31 Dec 2014 - 8:50AM

The US dollar's resurgence has global investors pondering what it implies for capital flows into - and more likely out of - emerging markets next year.

Chart of the day: China shrugs off dollar's rebound
Chart of the day: Where did all the shoppers go?

Investors in Asia's main export-sensitive economies thought earlier this year that economic recovery in the United States would fuel demand for the region's factory output.

20 Dec 2014 - 6:58AM

Investors in Asia's main export-sensitive economies thought earlier this year that economic recovery in the United States would fuel demand for the region's factory output.

Chart of the day: Where did all the shoppers go?
Chart of the day: Copper sentiment sinks to new low

Copper has endured its biggest two-week fall since 2011, according to the proprietary Marex Spectron Global Copper Sentiment Index.

18 Dec 2014 - 9:08AM

Copper has endured its biggest two-week fall since 2011, according to the proprietary Marex Spectron Global Copper Sentiment Index.

Chart of the day: Copper sentiment sinks to new low
Chart of the day: China exports deflation again

Mainland China is back to exporting one of its most world-changing products - deflation.

13 Dec 2014 - 6:09AM

Mainland China is back to exporting one of its most world-changing products - deflation.

Chart of the day: China exports deflation again
Chart of the day: Worst yet to come for copper

The tumble taken by investor sentiment across the asset class spectrum in recent weeks has triggered some of the sharpest price falls in years.

11 Dec 2014 - 6:59AM

The tumble taken by investor sentiment across the asset class spectrum in recent weeks has triggered some of the sharpest price falls in years.

Chart of the day: Worst yet to come for copper
China stock turnover surges past 1 trillion yuan

Mainland equity markets saw turnover surge above 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.26 trillion) for the first time on record yesterday.

15 Jun 2018 - 12:31PM

Mainland equity markets saw turnover surge above 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.26 trillion) for the first time on record yesterday.

China stock turnover surges past 1 trillion yuan
Chart of the day: Copper crystallising slowdown fears

The hammering being dished out to oil traders is being watched with growing anxiety by dealers in other markets, not least copper.

4 Dec 2014 - 7:52AM

The hammering being dished out to oil traders is being watched with growing anxiety by dealers in other markets, not least copper.

Chart of the day: Copper crystallising slowdown fears
Chart of the day: China’s cyclical slowdown
Chart of the day: China's deflationary millstone

Theories abound among policy watchers trying to figure out what prompted Beijing to cut interest rates this time a week ago.

29 Nov 2014 - 4:14AM

Theories abound among policy watchers trying to figure out what prompted Beijing to cut interest rates this time a week ago.

Chart of the day: China's deflationary millstone
Nissan on track to hit sales target as Sino-Japan ties improve

Thawing relations between Beijing and Tokyo should help Nissan Motor hit its target of selling two million vehicles on the mainland in its 2017-18 financial year, the carmaker's vice-chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said.

24 Nov 2014 - 4:03AM

Thawing relations between Beijing and Tokyo should help Nissan Motor hit its target of selling two million vehicles on the mainland in its 2017-18 financial year, the carmaker's vice-chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said.

Nissan on track to hit sales target as Sino-Japan ties improve
Chart of the day: Comex traders crimp copper

Trading in China's most important industrial metal is giving no cheer to dealers on the Comex in the United States.

20 Nov 2014 - 9:16AM

Trading in China's most important industrial metal is giving no cheer to dealers on the Comex in the United States.

Chart of the day: Comex traders crimp copper
Chart of the day: Trading the A-H premium gap

The traditional approach for investors faced with dual-listed stocks is pair trading, assuming fairly stable movement between the two shares.

15 Nov 2014 - 4:31AM

The traditional approach for investors faced with dual-listed stocks is pair trading, assuming fairly stable movement between the two shares.

Chart of the day: Trading the A-H premium gap
Chart of the day: Copper drop

The biggest weekly drop in global trading sentiment on copper since August makes clear that volatility is back.

13 Nov 2014 - 10:05AM

The biggest weekly drop in global trading sentiment on copper since August makes clear that volatility is back.

Chart of the day: Copper drop
Chart of the day: The case for domestic demand

Beijing's push to rebalance the economy towards domestic demand is more an imperative than an ambition, as this chart shows.

8 Nov 2014 - 5:06AM

Beijing's push to rebalance the economy towards domestic demand is more an imperative than an ambition, as this chart shows.

Chart of the day: The case for domestic demand
Chart of the day: Copper sentiment still subdued

Copper is arguably the most important metal to China, so a slide in futures prices from July to October that took the market to a six-month low has been a gripping ride for investors.

5 Nov 2014 - 10:31AM

Copper is arguably the most important metal to China, so a slide in futures prices from July to October that took the market to a six-month low has been a gripping ride for investors.

Chart of the day: Copper sentiment still subdued
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

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.

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

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.

Chart of the day: Whatever happened to volatility?
Hong Kong spells out status rules for airlines

The government has finally given a clearer definition of what it means to be a "Hong Kong carrier", which may put an end to proposed budget carrier Jetstar Hong Kong's two-year wait for approval owing to objections on those grounds.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:05AM

The government has finally given a clearer definition of what it means to be a "Hong Kong carrier", which may put an end to proposed budget carrier Jetstar Hong Kong's two-year wait for approval owing to objections on those grounds.

Hong Kong spells out status rules for airlines