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Asia Insight

August 2016

In this issue
  • Chinese Equities lead region higher
  • 1H/2Q results exceed expectations
  • Philippines – fantastic 2Q GDP, fanatic in charge?
  • Thailand – endorsement of constitution a positive
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Previous Asia Insight

July 2016
• Asian Focus to merge into Oriental Focus
• Solid month for region and the Funds
• Yield curves and quantitative easing
• Solid 2Q results from portfolio holdings
June 2016
• Asia ex Japan equities glide through Brexit
• Asian economies have limited exposure to UK trade
• Chinese private sector CAPEX stagnates
• Technical analysis – a buy signal for the region
May 2016
• Dirty Harry comes up trumps
• He inherits Asia's best performing economy
• India - good GDP number but CAPEX weak
• Weak economic data across rest of region
April 2016
• Sell in May?
• Capex drought, low growth to persist
• China’s latest credit boom
• Mainly positive 1Q16 corporate results thus far