Thursday, April 27 2017 | ASIA TODAY INTERNATIONAL - Reporting the Business that Matters in Asia
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In January 2017, the nominal annual growth rate of traditional bank deposits (demand + term) was 14.1%, 0.8 percentage points higher than the previous month, and 2.9 percentage points higher than the same month last year
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China’s foreign reserves seem to have stabilized at the beginning of the year. By decomposing the change of foreign reserves in 2016, we make projections of foreign reserves at end-2017 under two scenarios with distinct key assumptions. To avert a swift depletion of foreign reserves, the authorities need to prevent large swings in the exchange rate.
The economy of Extremadura grew 2.0% in 2016, and will still grow 2.3% in 2017 and 2.4% in 2018, creating some 13,000 new jobs in those two years, although some external factors’ contribution shall slow down. Although pre-crisis per capita income will be reached, creating more and better jobs remain as challenges.
Global factors were supporting for Turkish Lira. Similar to EMs, Turkish bond market incurred inflows during March. Our monthly GDP indicator suggests continuum of V-shaped GDP growth recovery in 1Q17, following 4Q16’s above-expectations growth. Inflationary pressures will remain in the short term as exchange rate pass through and base effects on food will be pushing.
A flattened term premium curve is unprecedented when compared to previous Fed tightening cycles. Term premium dynamics are driven by the amplified role of duration risk as a shock absorber. Economic growth expectations remain the main driving force behind the long-term yields trajectory
Family remittances to Mexico in February 2017 amounted to US$2,051.9 million, down by 1.4% on February 2016. This broke a run of ten consecutive months of year-on-year growth; the last YoY fall in monthly remittances had been in March 2016, when they declined by 2.9%
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The housing market recovery is consolidated. Madrid, the Mediterranean axis and the islands are leading the recovery. The growth in sales is driving prices and building. Positive expectations for 2017 with a more moderate tone.
Annual consumer prices inflation continued its significant increasing trend and reached 11.3% in March as the monthly inflation (1.0%) exceeded the market consensus of 0.6% and our above market call of 0.85%. Exchange rate pass-through on core prices and the unfavorable base impact on food were the main drivers.
China announced the establishment of a new economic zone 100km South of the capital, Beijing. The Xiongan New Area will encompass three counties, including Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin. The area will sit at the center of a triangle formed by the capital, Beijing; one of North China’s busiest port cities, Tianjin; and the capital of Hebei province, Shijiazhuang.
Liquidity is to banks as water is to humans: essential for life. A liquidity crisis is usually symptomatic of more deep-seated problems, and in many cases leads eventually to bankruptcy.
In a context of extended global economic fragility, multilateral institutions and governments have been recommending to increase infrastructure investment to spur economic growth. However, the impact of this policy can widely differ depending on many aspects
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