MARKET PULSE - ASIA
16 Aug
Asia report: Mixed session amid focus on China's banks and household debt
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Asian stocks markets diverged on Wednesday morning, with Japan's Nikkei and several China-focused indices in the red but the Hang Seng and ASX both moving higher as North Korean tensions abated.

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15 Aug
Asia report: Stocks climb and yen falls as North Korea worries recede

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly finished higher on Tuesday as tension around North Korea receded, though the Hang Seng was an outlier in the red.

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15 Aug
Chinese credit growth slows July
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Credit growth in China rose slightly last month but economists expected the long-term downwards trend would reassert itself, weighing on growth.

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14 Aug
Asia report: Stocks mostly higher on calmer Korea, strong Japanese GDP
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Asian stocks mostly finished in the green on Monday, though Japan's Nikkei retreated after encouraging second-quarter growth numbers.

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14 Aug
Glencore looks to purchase Pacific Aluminium from Rio Tinto
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American firm Century Aluminium and Glencore have been linked to the purchase of Rio Tinto's Pacific Aluminium business, which according to a current listing at Deutsche Bank, could go for as much as $1bn.

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14 Aug
Chinese retail sales, fixed asset investment slow in July
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Chinese economic activity cooled more than expected last month as authorities' tightening measures began to bite.

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11 Aug
New York favoured option for foreign listing of Saudi Aramco
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New York is likely to be the favoured option for the foreign listing of the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, not London or Hong Kong.

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11 Aug
Asia report: Markets all red as Korea tensions tighten further
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Markets in Asia finished lower on Friday, as investors continued to clamber for safe havens with geopolitical tensions over the Korean peninsula tightening once again.

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10 Aug
Could China's military be pulling the strings in Pyongyang?
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As investors try to divine what end-game the different players behind the recent heightened tensions around the Korean peninsula might have in mind, at least one broker mused aloud about the possibility that part of China's establishment, namely its military, might believe it has something to gain from the course of recent events.

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10 Aug
Asia report: Markets lower as North Korea situation remains tense
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Markets in Asia were in the red on Thursday, as investors remained concerned around tensions on the Korean peninsula, although the war of words between DC and Pyongyang did appear to cool slightly from the intensity seen earlier in the week.

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09 Aug
FX round-up: Risk-off trade grips markets after Trump comments
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Geopolitical tensions mounted on Wednesday after comments from Donald Trump, directed at North Korea, sent shockwaves across global markets.

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09 Aug
Asia report: Markets mixed as North Korea tensions tighten
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Most markets in Asia were lower on Wednesday, as concerns over rising geopolitical tensions on the Korean peninsula led the agenda, along with disappointing consumer inflation data in China.

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09 Aug
President Zuma narrowly survives no-confidence vote, dashing traders' hopes
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South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has narrowly survived the no-confidence vote against him in parliament on Tuesday, dashing the hopes of traders who had eyed up the rand so intensively yesterday on the possibility that it might surge against the dollar.

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09 Aug
China CPI inflation slows in July, factory gate prices steady
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The cost of living in China retreated last month as the rate of advance in non-food prices slowed to a seven-month low.

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08 Aug
Asia report: Markets mixed as China trade data disappoints
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Tuesday, with the release of China trade data for July giving traders something to digest during the day.

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08 Aug
Chinese foreign trade growth slows sharply in July
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International trade flows into and out of the People's Republic of China weakened noticeably in July, indicating that Asia's largest economy may not have gotten off to quite as strong a start to the third quarter as had been believed.

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07 Aug
South Korean prosecutors seek 12-year sentence for Samsung heir
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Samsung vice president Lee Jae-yong could be facing as mamy as 12 years in prison over his alleged involvement in the scandal which led to the ousting of the former South Korean leader.

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07 Aug
Asia report: Markets higher as UN sanctions hit Pyongyang
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Asian markets were higher on Monday, as investors had a chance to react to better-than-expected jobs data out of the US on Friday, and as tensions were still high around the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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07 Aug
Miners gain on fresh Chinese curbs on steel output
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News that the Chinese government had asked steel producers in the country's four northern regions to cut output during the winter stoked gains in steel and iron ore prices.

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04 Aug
Asia report: Markets mixed as Comm Bank accused of regulation breach

Markets in Asia ended mixed on Friday, with news that one of Australia’s biggest banks could have breached money laundering regulations taking some of the steam out if investor sentiment, while ongoing wrangling in the investigation into US President Trump’s campaign was also on the agenda.

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