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China: Stabilization in equities - BBH

Analysts at BBH note that Chinese stocks stabilized after yesterday's sharp fall, and the Shanghai Composite and the CSI 300 posted fractional gains.  

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“Yesterday's rout did not rattle global investors, but the steadier note today is seen as a constructive development.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose for the fourth session and finished the week with a nearly 1.6% rise.  In so doing, it recouped fully last week's loss.  The benchmark has posted only three weekly losses since the first week of July.”      

“Chinese officials surprised investors by announcing a cut in the tariff (tax on imports) for a wide range of consumer goods.  The average tariff was cut from 17.3% to 7.7% effective December 1.  While may read this as an attempt to placate the US, the bilateral trade balance (China runs ~$370 bln surplus)  is unlikely to be impacted very much. US exports, which are near record levels, tend not to be consumer goods, but semi-finished goods and capital equipment.”  

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