Asia-Pacific: The Week Ahead (Jan. 21-28)

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Includes: AAXJ, AIA, ASEA, ASIAX, CAF, CQQQ, DXJ, EEMA, ENZL, EWA, EWJ, EWT, FAX, FXI, GMF, IAE, MAPIX, MCHI
by: Interactive Brokers
Summary

Market participants generally remain glued to changes in China’s economy, amid continued trade-related tensions with the U.S. and overall slowing pace of growth.

To help revive momentum, the People’s Bank of China recently announced added stimulus measures, with a plan to cut their Reserve Ratio Requirement later in January.

Against this backdrop, investors will be eyeing economic releases on the Asia-Pacific calendar for any signs of improved conditions.

The Bank of Japan will also decide on its interest rate decision, amid an ongoing negative rate policy.

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the Asia-Pacific region in the week beginning January 21.

Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on January 17, 2018.

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