Steen Jakobsen
The Bank of Japan has abandoned quantitative easing and the European Central Bank may taper its bond-buying programme, so what is the role of central banks in 2017, asks Saxo Bank’s chief economist Steen Jakobsen.
Squawk / 30 August 2016 at 9:24 GMT
Saxo Capital Markets China
China stocks continued to trade in a tight range. Shanghai Composite Index closed 0.15% higher. No big events today and no clear direction for the market at the moment. Investors are now waiting for August PMI.
China’s top leaders warned of assets bubbles at July’s politburo meeting, but the real estate market has just become crazier since then. Regulatory climate is becoming tigher now, not only in real estate market, but also in insurance industry and shadow banking sector, as well as in stock market. Investors think it is impossible for the central bank to loosen monetary policy in short term.
Besides, the rising expectation on FED interest rate hike and reignited expectations on Yuan’s depreciation also add uncertainties to the market. So it seems unlikely to see the market establish a clear trend in short term and downward risk may accumulate. 20-day moving average and upward trend line since June 24 is a key support while 250 day moving average as the tough resistance.


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