As trade tensions hammer country’s industrial sector, investors hope consumer demand will help support growth
Beijing lowered its growth targets last week as exports recorded their sharpest year-on-year decline in three years
China pulled out better than anticipated growth over the second quarter, leading analysts to speculate it could have greater momentum moving forward.
Today’s eurozone data certainly gives investors something to think about. Should the action that follows this thinking be a raising of your European equities weighting?
2017 has been heralded by asset managers as the year of accelerating global growth. But CEOs aren’t having any of it. Uncertain economic growth is their top concern for this year.
Japan has reported third quarter annualised GDP growth of 2.2%.
China has reported annualised gross domestic product growth of 6.7% for the third quarter, in line with market expectations and the government’s own forecasts. But market watchers are suspicious about the medium-term outlook.
China’s second quarter annualised gross domestic product figure of 7% beat expectations of 6.8% but it has done little to increase investor confidence in the world’s most populated country.
As Spain is now the fastest-growing eurozone country, with year-on-year GDP growth of 2% in the final quarter of 2014, fund selectors in the capital Madrid are now Europe’s biggest optimists when it comes to the economic prospects. A record 80% of fund selectors have a positive macroeconomic outlook, while bears are nowhere to be seen. […]