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Progress with the vaccination campaign in the United States has sparked a sharp rebound in jobs and spending. Initial jobless claims fell by 193,000 to 576,000 in the week ending April 10, a pandemic era low. Retail sales surged by a seasonally adjusted 9.8% in March compared with the previous month, the second biggest increase on record and blowing past economists’ forecasts for a 5.9% rebound.
16/04/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
16/04/2021 - 8:23am View from India
The selloff in bonds last week blew up global stocks on Friday. In the US, the NASDAQ Composite Index had its worst week since October despite rebounding on Friday. It ended the session 0.6% firmer following a 3.5% slump on Thursday. But for the week it was down almost 5%. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index tumbled 1,094 points, or 3.6%, the most in nine months. Leading Friday's losses were technology shares with the Hang Seng Tech Index sinking 5.7%.
01/03/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital thinks that the bond market is a "high-risk, low return" sector and might take years for it to recover due to inflation in the economy.
Iris Pang, Greater China Economist at ING Wholesale Banking believes that a full global recovery is still a few years away and the economy is still quite fragile due to the recent recession.
01/03/2021 - 8:24am View from Mainland China