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Cautious optimism on China economy as private investment drags

April 19, 2019

HONG KONG - Whlle China's Q1 GDP allows for cautious optimism for the Chinese economy, it does not signal a full-fledged recovery given slower growth in private investment. But one certainty is that, as the Chinese economy starts to stabilise, the incentive for the People's Bank of China to conduct further stimulus may not be as strong as before, says Natixis in a research note.

Why a Jokowi win may build foundation for brighter Indonesia future

April 18, 2019

JAKARTA - In a research note on the outcome of Indonesia's general election the French banking group, Natixis, said it believes the re-election of Jokowi would allow him to finish what he started -  increasing infrastructure supply - with 245 on-going and planned national projects to build roads, railways, seaports and refineries which amount to 31% of GDP or US$304 billion. "And if he is able to do so, Indonesia will go beyond the 5% growth range," the note says.

Landmark development allows interim relief protection in China for Hong Kong arbitrations

April 4, 2019

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Government and China's Supreme People's Court have entered into a landmark arrangement that will allow, for the first time, parties to arbitrations seated outside of Mainland China to obtain interim relief protection from the Chinese Courts that will be enforceable in China.