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Business and Market Discussions / View from Japan

2019-04-02

Business and Market Discussions / View from Japan

2019-04-02
World stocks have rallied after manufacturing data from China and the US came in better than expected and reduced fears about slowing global economic growth. China’s Caixin manufacturing PMI expanded for the first time since last December and factories hired workers in March for the first time in over four years. The better than expected data sent Chinese stocks surging to the highest level in a year and the Hang Seng back into a bull market.

US manufacturing sector activity rose in March. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of factory conditions rebounded from a two-year low to 55.3 in March, up from 54.2 the previous month. US construction spending, also unexpectedly climbed, recording a third straight month of gains.


Yesterday saw the inclusion of Chinese onshore bonds into a major global bond index for the first time. The addition could bring hundreds of billions of dollars of foreign inflows into the world’s third largest bond market.

On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Brad Gibson from Alliance Bernstein and Michelle Lam of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking. Providing the view from Japan this week is Tokyo-based journalist & author, William Pesek.

Money Talk

A fast moving and topical business and finance show bringing you breaking business and economic news and financial market updates. Presented by former CEO and investment bank global trading head Peter Lewis, with over 30 years' industry experience. Join Peter and his expert guests for analysis and discussion on the day's top business stories live from 8 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. every weekday morning on RTHK Radio 3. We have a podcast to download after the show and you can also listen through the RTHK Radio 3 website live or later in the day. We welcome your questions, comments and feedback to read out in the show. You can email us at moneytalk@rthk.hk, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkRadio3") .
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