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The latest batch of weak economic data from China is piling pressure on Beijing to act fast to shore up an economy that is slowing faster than expected, but experts say there are plenty of reasons why any stimulus might not come soon.
China’s battered stock market has slumped to its lowest level in 3-1/2 years this week and the selling appears to be relentless, but analysts tell CNBC that Chinese shares are not on the verge of a 2008-style market collapse.
Shares of Shanghai-listed Citic Securities, China’s largest brokerage firm, fell by 9.1 percent on Monday after rumors the company had suffered a large 2.9 billion yuan ($460 million) loss on overseas trading. But a spokesperson for the company denied the rumors.
The Chinese market is likely to consolidate on Wednesday ahead of of a batch of July data Thursday and after three days of gains.
Confidence is strengthening in the Chinese market after two days of gains of more than 1 percent.
Traders in China are expected to focus on earnings results and a batch of economic data this week.
Friday may see more choppy trading after Thursday's speculation-fueled trading session.
July PMI data may sway the direction of trading on Wednesday.
Concerns about a regulatory clean-up of junk stocks and doubts over whether the economy has bottomed out may continue to dog trading in China on Tuesday.
A 30-year-old trader at a Hong Kong-based hedge fund has slashed his holdings in equities from 25 percent of personal savings to near zero over the past one year, making him one of many individual investors in Asia who have been pushed to the sidelines owing to extreme market volatility.
Hong Kong’s residential property market, which has seen dramatic price gains over the past decade because supply has not kept up with demand, is set for a slowdown as the new administration comes good on its pledge to increase land supply for housing, says an industry expert.
Tuesday's trading in the Chinese market may be affected by the July HSBC flash PMI data, the earliest monthly indicator of China's industrial activity, due out at 10:30 Beijing time, and growing worries about the euro zone.
The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.
Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.
Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.
Market sentiment has reached what's described in Chinese media as "freezing point" on a combination of concerns about neverending initial public offerings, an upcoming over-the-counter market, and disappointing corporate scorecards.
News that Sun Hung Kai’s billionaire co-chairmen have been charged for bribery has cast a pall over the stock and prompted a downgrade from Barclays on Monday, as investors continue to weigh the extent of the fallout from the scandal on Asia's largest developer.
A drought in the IPO market has more Asian firms looking into alternative ways to raise capital, with many tapping private equity and debt markets.
A survey by Nielsen shows Asian consumers are more likely to stay invested during this period of volatile markets. What’s more — they are also more likely to put their cash in high-risk assets than their peers in Europe and the U.S.
Coal prices in China have fallen almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year, with analysts expecting further declines as inventories remain high and coal mines in China continue to ramp up production.