EghtesadOnline: Chinese stocks fell almost 4 percent and alarm bells rang across global markets on Tuesday, as the trade dispute between the United States and China escalated further.
EghtesadOnline: Investors who missed out on this year’s blistering surge in offshore Chinese stocks should look to old economy shares for the next stage of the rally, according to Credit Suisse Group AG.
EghtesadOnline: Chinese stocks were little moved by MSCI Inc.’s decision to add them to its benchmark indexes, as investors weighed the symbolic importance of inclusion against the limited impact on short-term inflows.
EghtesadOnline: Stocks in Asia rose, with a weaker yen supporting Japanese equities and shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai advancing before a decision on whether MSCI will include China shares in global indexes.
EghtesadOnline: China’s stocks declined after Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on the country’s debt, saying the outlook for its financial strength will worsen. The Aussie dollar dropped.
EghtesadOnline: All Chinese stock indexes are not equal. As Beijing intensifies a campaign to clean up markets and reduce leverage, state-owned enterprises that dominate old growth industries, such as banks and commodity producers, have been among the worst hit, while new-economy shares remain in favor among overseas investors.
EghtesadOnline: Asian stocks declined for a third consecutive day on Friday as fresh falls in commodities raised concerns about the health of the global economy, though the euro bucked the broad weakness on receding concerns about France's presidential election.
EghtesadOnline: The Chinese and U.S. stock markets are going in opposite directions. An intensifying crackdown against leverage in Asia’s biggest economy has rocked the hither-to unflappable Shanghai Composite Index over the past week, sending it to a three-month low last session. In the U.S., the largest equity market is embracing a risk rally spurred by the French election, with the S&P 500 Index continuing to build on reflation-trade gains ignited by Donald Trump’s November victory.
EghtesadOnline: To get in on the hottest equity trade in China right now, you’ll have to be quick. Dividends are emerging as a key lure for investors in the world’s second-largest share market, with stocks of companies that consistently hand out the most cash outperforming the Shanghai Composite Index by the most since 2013. The catch? These plays are few and far between with China renowned as one of the stingiest markets globally when it comes to shareholder payouts.
EghtesadOnline: What a difference a quarter makes. The MSCI China Index’s 14 percent jump this year is its strongest start since 2006, and one of its best performances versus world equities since the global financial crisis.