I didn’t think the China monthly data drop was as rosy as commentary would seem to suggest. A bounce back sure, mathematically certain, for some restarted sectors, but overall fairly average.
Retail sales remain the reason to be positive, and the long-running hope that perhaps the consumer can take over from supply-side centric endeavours across property, infrastructure + manufacturing. Ho-hum, overall.
For the most part, given we are late cycle, given we are seeing banks go under, that inflation pressures remain, it is hard to want to go long China, or, the emerging markets more broadly.
We do think that inflation returns to target, but if we have a hard landing, the EM region will do particularly poorly, so we’d rather take our risks in fairly standard developed geographies, for now.
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