Emerging markets in Asia took a hit after the US-China trade war escalated last week. Photo: AFP

Where has all the money gone? US-China trade war triggers capital flight from emerging Asian markets

  • Recent flare up in trade tensions between the US and China led to outflows of more than US$2.5 billion in Chinese equities last week
  • Inflows into global bond funds has been accelerating at their fastest pace since 2002
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Emerging markets in Asia took a hit after the US-China trade war escalated last week. Photo: AFP
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. The market sentiment in China has cooled off a bit since the market peaked in April. Photo: AP Photo

Chinese equity investors, unsure of a sustainable bull run, place wagers on defensive plays

  • An index of consumer stocks has surged 60 per cent this year as the best-performing sector on the Shanghai Composite Index
  • The resilience of consumer stocks has called into question the sustainability of the gains in the benchmark so far
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. The market sentiment in China has cooled off a bit since the market peaked in April. Photo: AP Photo
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