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Q3 2014 Market Spotlight

While Asia-Pacific regional benchmarks sank in the third quarter, some markets surged ahead. In particular, China and Japan snapped back from weak Q2 performance, while India and Thailand continued their winning ways.  More views from Morningstar Investment Management Asia Limited on the global picture, emerging markets and Asia Pacific markets.

Some highlights from Q3 2014 Market Spotlight:

The Global Picture

  • The recovery goes on, but more slowly than we expected it to do.
  • The U.S. was until recently in “active deleveraging,” or a decline of nominal debt balances. That phase is over in the U.S., but continues in Europe.
  •  Secular adjustment, the third force shaping today’s economy, will likely stay with us for years. Adverse demographics and a long-running productivity slowdown have lowered the neutral rates of growth, real interest, and inflation.
  •  In Q4 disinflationary forces dominate. One driver is oil prices. In Japan and the eurozone, lower inflation will persist unless the euro and yen depreciate further.

 

 

Emerging Markets

  • The emerging markets outlook might be darkening. On one hand, gradually improving demand from advanced economies would lift exports. On the other, Chinese growth is unlikely to pick up.
  • Recent elections in some EM countries, Brazil and India for example, won’t be panaceas. Indonesia is more resilient now to financial outflows and interest rate hikes than it was a year ago.

 

 

A Look at Local Markets

  • While Asia-Pacific regional benchmarks sank in the third quarter, some markets surged ahead.
  • In particular, China and Japan snapped back from weak Q2 performance, while India and Thailand continued their winning ways.
  • In India, stocks rose 4.79% in Q3, well ahead of the region wide increase for the quarter. Investors continue to buy India’s reform story under newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

 

You can click here to read the complete Q3 2014 Market Spotlight.

 

The information, data, analyses, and opinions presented herein do not constitute investment advice; are provided as of the date written, solely for informational purposes; and subject to change at any time without notice. This content is not an offer to buy or sell any particular security and is not warranted to be correct, complete or accurate. The indexes shown are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Morningstar Investment Management Asia Limited is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc

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