Yuan Eyes on Mar Exports, Chinese Shares Continue to Follow SEZ Theme

Talking Points

The USD/CNH consolidates within a range; Chinese exports could supplement movement to it.

– Shanghai Composite Index tests a vital resistance; Xiongan-related shares uncover anomalous moves.

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Yuan Rates

The USD/CNH tested 6.8980 though unsuccessful to mangle subsequent this level. Earlier this week, a offshore Yuan span strike above 6.9088, though didn’t reason above a turn either. In a entrance 24 hours, eventuality risks from China and a U.S. could supplement movement to a pair.

USD/CNH 4-hours

Yuan Eyes on Mar Exports, Chinese Shares Continue to Follow SEZ Theme

Prepared by Renee Mu.

On China’s side, Mar exports and imports prints could lead Yuan rates. Last month, China suddenly posted a trade deficit, a initial time in 3 years. Also, China’s trade practices were in a spotlight during a Trump-Xi meeting final week.

Yuan Eyes on Mar Exports, Chinese Shares Continue to Follow SEZ Theme

The Chinese trade information are routinely scheduled to be expelled within a time support (a integrate of days) rather than during a specific time on a specific day. For instance, a Mar prints are scheduled to be expelled between Apr 12 and 13, according to Bloomberg.

This time, a Chinese media has reported that a orator from a General Administration of Customers will horde a press lecture and take questions on a Q1’17 exports and imports conditions during 10pm ET Wednesday. This narrows a operation of a recover time for a trade report. Also, 9 out of 12 times in 2016, China Customers Department published trade gauges between 9pm to 11pm ET.

On a U.S. side, a pursuit marketplace news to be expelled during 8:30am ET on Thursday and a Michigan Confidence imitation during 10:00 am ET could be vital drivers.

Yuan Eyes on Mar Exports, Chinese Shares Continue to Follow SEZ Theme

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Chinese Shares

Shanghai Composite Index has been contrast 3282, a Nov high day close, over a past 5 trade days, though has not nonetheless damaged above a pivotal resistance. The new special mercantile zone thesis could continue to lead cost moves in Chinese shares for a entrance session.

Yuan Eyes on Mar Exports, Chinese Shares Continue to Follow SEZ Theme

Data downloaded from Bloomberg; draft prepared by Renee Mu.

Xiongan-related equities have showed anomalous moves Wednesday: some shares strike a daily limit-up of 10% while others fell by -10%, a daily limit-down. Following a recover of Xiongan New Area, Chinese investors have been fervent to trade this thesis and are perplexing to figure out that companies could advantage from it.

On one hand, investors showed clever certainty in Tangshan Port and several other companies, notwithstanding that these companies announced final Friday that a new special mercantile section will have no evident impact to them. Their batch prices overwhelmed a daily limit-up for a sixth uninterrupted day on Wednesday. On a other hand, investors began to sell shares of Tianjin Port, Beijing Shougang and a few other firm, after hold them for reduction than a week.

This could continue to be a box for a following days, as Chinese investors, generally sell investors, make investment decisions some-more formed on news or even rumors than plain analysis. They could rush to squeeze some bonds amid speculation. Then a subsequent day, they might contend “wait a minute, that was not right” and afterwards began to sell their shares.

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