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China / GDP

China: Growth momentum to slow

July 17, 2018
China: Growth momentum to slow

China’s economic growth slowed slightly to 6.7% YoY in 2Q18. Further Reserved Required Ratio cut are expected amid weakened domestic and external demand. Expect the CNY to remain under pressure

Hong Kong / GDP

Hong Kong chart book - Near-term risks intensifying

July 03, 2018
Hong Kong chart book - Near-term risks intensifying

A strong upturn in 1Q18 notwithstanding, near-term risks have intensified.

China / GDP

China chart book - Stocks enter bear territory

July 03, 2018
China chart book - Stocks enter bear territory

Chinese stocks entered a bear market in June. The slide was largely attributed to liquidity shortage, bond default, and the escalating trade spat with Washington.

Key Indicators

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  • Inflation
  • Currency
  • Interest Rates
  • GDP
  • Inflation
  • Currency
  • Interest Rates

GDP growth, % YoY

2015201620172018f2019f
China6.96.76.96.66.2
Hong Kong2.42.03.83.32.9
India*7.58.07.16.77.2
Indonesia4.95.05.15.05.2
Malaysia5.04.25.95.05.0
Philippines**5.96.96.76.76.7
Singapore2.02.03.63.02.7
South Korea2.82.93.12.92.9
Taiwan0.81.42.92.82.4
Thailand2.93.23.94.04.0
Vietnam6.76.26.86.46.6
Eurozone1.91.82.52.22.2
Japan1.10.91.71.10.9
United States***2.61.52.32.62.5
* refers to year ending March **new CPI series *** eop for CPI inflation
Source: CEIC and DBS Group Research

CPI inflation, % YoY

2015201620172018f2019f
China1.42.01.62.12.2
Hong Kong3.02.41.72.02.5
India*6.04.94.53.64.7
Indonesia6.43.53.83.64.0
Malaysia2.12.13.92.63.0
Philippines**1.41.32.94.23.5
Singapore-0.5-0.50.61.01.8
South Korea0.71.01.91.81.8
Taiwan-0.31.40.61.31.0
Thailand-0.90.20.71.51.5
Vietnam0.62.73.53.63.8
Eurozone0.00.21.51.41.4
Japan0.8-0.10.50.81.0
United States***0.11.32.11.81.8
* refers to year ending March **new CPI series *** eop for CPI inflation
Source: CEIC and DBS Group Research

Exchange rates, end of period

2Q183Q184Q181Q192Q19
China*6.626.606.706.656.60
Hong Kong7.857.847.837.827.82
India68.5069.0069.5070.0070.50
Indonesia14,33014,50014,60014,65014,700
Malaysia4.044.104.204.174.15
Philippines53.453.554.054.555.0
Singapore**1.361.381.401.391.38
South Korea1,1151,1501,2001,1801,160
Taiwan
Thailand33.033.434.033.833.5
Vietnam***22,93823,15023,20023,25023,300
Eurozone1.171.141.121.131.14
Japan111113115114113

* 1-yr lending rate; ** 3M SOR ; *** prime rate

Policy interest rates, end of period

2Q183Q184Q181Q192Q19
China*4.354.354.354.354.35
Hong Kongn.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
India6.256.506.756.756.75
Indonesia4.755.255.755.755.75
Malaysia3.253.253.253.253.25
Philippines3.253.503.503.754.00
Singapore**1.651.902.152.152.40
South Korea1.501.501.751.752.00
Taiwan1.381.381.501.501.63
Thailand1.501.501.501.752.00
Vietnam***6.256.256.256.506.50
Eurozone0.000.000.000.000.00
Japan-0.10-0.10-0.10-0.10-0.10

* 1-yr lending rate; ** 3M SOR ; *** prime rate

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