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India: Will a billion voters move markets in the world’s biggest democratic election?

The world’s largest democracy goes to its quinquennial national polls in a few weeks, with results expected by the end of May.

Mar. 05, 2024

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U.S. CPI: Taking a detour

U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed an annualized increase of +3.1% year-on-year (YoY), moving lower from last month’s reading.

Feb. 13, 2024

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India: Interim budget targets strong fiscal improvement

The Indian finance minister today presented a ‘Vote-on-Account’ or interim budget, customary in an election year.

Feb. 01, 2024

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China: stimulus measures provide temporary boost, more expected

The Chinese government has undertaken a series of stimulus measures including a reserve ratio requirement (RRR) cut and a ban on the short-selling of stocks.

Jan. 29, 2024

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U.S. CPI: Slowing softly

U.S. inflation continued its downward trend with the Headline June Consumer Price Index (CPI) coming in at +3.0% year-on-year (YoY), down from the previous reading of +4.0%. Core CPI, which excludes Food and Energy, also fell to +4.8% YoY.

Jan. 29, 2024

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China: Q4 GDP weak amidst deflation

Q4 GDP growth was lower than estimates due to ongoing deflation and property market drag.

Jan. 17, 2024

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Japan: end of negative interest rate regime in sight

BoJ Governor Ueda said that Japan could soon end its decades-long negative interest rate regime with higher inflationary pressures.

Sep. 11, 2023

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China: Rate cuts amid economic weakness

China released weaker-than-expected industrial production and retail sales data and the PBoC delivered earlier-than-expected rate cuts today.

Aug. 15, 2023

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