IHS Markit received two top honours at Regulation Asia Awards
IHS Markit has won Best Solution in Trade Reporting and an Outstanding Project award for Risk Calculation in the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2019. The awards demonstrate our ability to help clients meet their global regulatory reporting obligations and tackle capital calculation challenges. Regulation Asia has published a press release highlighting our strengths as well as comments from the judging panel.
Finding new opportunities in Chinese bonds
Over the past year, driven by improved market access and China’s inclusion in global bond indices, the prospects of China’s fixed-income investments continued to fuel foreign interests. Despite these developments, foreign investors face significant hurdles when they are considering increasing allocations or investing in Chinese bonds, the world’s second-largest bond market after the US.
IHS Markit Named Market Data Vendor of the Year at Asia Risk Awards 2019
This award is a testament to the power of IHS Markit’s datasets and domain expertise in helping clients respond to ever-changing market conditions and comply with risk-focused regulations. Risk.net has published a write-up highlighting our offerings and strength in market data as well as comments from the judging panel.
Week Ahead Economic Preview: Week of 18 November 2019
Flash PMI surveys provide the highlight of the economic calendar, with newly released UK PMI surveys meaning the flash data are now available for all 'G4' economies as well as Australia. Key things to watch in the flash numbers will be whether the manufacturing downturn is easing, or if the service sector is suffering spill-over effects from the weakened goods-producing sector.
RCEP deal creates giant new FTA in Asia Pacific as India stands aside
A deal has been reached among 15 Asia-Pacific nations to conclude the RCEP agreement after years of negotiations. The deal that is expected to be signed by governments in February 2020, provides a further boost to trade liberalization in Asia-Pacific at a time when the region’s trade has been hit by trade disputes between some of the world's largest economies, notably the US-China trade war.
PMI shows Hong Kong SAR economy suffering biggest fall in output for over two decades
Hong Kong SAR's private sector remained mired in one of its worst downturns for the past two decades during October, according to the latest IHS Markit PMI data. The survey also brought signs of a deepening economic malaise, as the impact of the ongoing political unrest and a worsening global trade environment continued to dampen business activity and hurt investment.