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China Is the World’s Retail Laboratory

The internet boom reached China late, but the country’s consumers have adapted to life online more rapidly and thoroughly than those anywhere else. E-commerce sales soared past $1 trillion last year, the highest anywhere in the world. Here groceries can be delivered to your home within the hour, and street vendors prefer mobile payment over cash.

China has fewer malls and stores than the U.S., but even these have seen sales slump as consumers prefer to venture outside for experiences, not shopping. In a sign of e-commerce’s dominance over brick-and-mortar retail, internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which runs the biggest e-commerce platform in the world, last year paid about $6 billion to take control of China’s top supermarket chain and one of its biggest department-store franchises.

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Dollar, yields slide on soft U.S. inflation, stocks rally

The ringgit slid more than 2 percent in the non-deliverable forward market and the cost to insure against a Malaysian debt default rose. “The surprise win by Mahathir’s coalition party is likely to see an increase in policy uncertainty at least in the short term with market volatility likely to be higher,” said Sian Fenner, lead Asian economist at Oxford Economics. “Malaysian markets are expected to eventually regain some calm as Mahathir’s win may not spell a dramatic policy departure from those under (incumbent prime minister) Najib,” said Kota Hirayama, senior emerging markets economist at SMBC Nikko Securities in Tokyo.

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Hong Kong’s Listing Regime Enters New Era, Featuring Emerging and Innovative Firms

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), today (Tuesday) announced that the proposed new rules to broaden Hong Kong’s listing regime will take effect on 30 April 2018, from which date companies in emerging and innovative sectors seeking to list under the new regime may submit formal applications.

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China offers to increase U.S imports, cut tariffs on some products- sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has asked the United States to amend a seven-year ban on American companies selling components and software to Chinese telecom equipment firm ZTE Corp, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

 

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Insights

GBP/USD Forecast

GBP showed a very fluctuate performance during last three months. The main reason comes from the uncertain on Brexit agreement and risk of hard Brexit. Until in the mid of November, a large progress shown, that British and Euro successfully found a common ground on the Brexit agreement. How the relationship between British and Euro will be, determine GBP future performance.

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MYR/USD Forecast

Since this year April, MYR enter bearish which slipped from 0.2590 to lowest 0.2403. Until recently, MYR downward trend was slowing down and showing more support. As the result, it formed a flag movement currently.

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GBP/USD Forecast

GBP/USD extends its sharp falls, dipping under the 1.35 price level at one point as data continued disappointing the market.

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Analysis

Hong Kong Market-Power Assets Holding(Stock Code: 0006)

Under the pressure of China and US trade conflict and bullish Hong Kong Stock market, Power Assets Holding, as a utility stock, can avoid part of the market risk and also suitable for long term investment.

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Hong Kong Market – CHINA MOBILE Ltd (Stock code: 941)

China Mobile Ltd. operates as an investment holding company, which through its subsidiaries provides telecommunications services in Mainland China.

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Hong Kong Market – CHINA AIRCRAFT LEASING GROUP Holdings LTD (Stock code: 1848)

China Aircraft Leading Group Holdings Ltd. engages in the provision of leasing services to airline companies.

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