Pros Say: China Stimulus Will Work Next Year
Further economic data out of China showed the country was at risk of falling into a deflationary period. Chinese consumer price inflation fell to a 22-month low of 2.4 percent in November, sparking a fresh commitment from the government to take steps to reinvigorate the economy. Experts tell CNBC the country still has attractive prospects.
China is Too Big to Ignore
China is too big to ignore in your investment portfolio, says Phillip Chan, director of Shenyin Wanguo Securities. But he recommends a short-term trading strategy.
China's Stimulus Plan Will Bear Fruit in '09
The stimulatory measures that China has put into place will likely bear some fruit in the second-half of 2009, believes James Shugg, senior economist at Westpac Bank.
Don't Blame China's Slowdown on the US
The slowdown in China is not due to the U.S., says Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, economic advisor at MasterCard Worldwide. He believes it is going through its first private sector business cycle contraction since 1978.
Yuan Seen Depreciating Next Year
Over the course of 2009, the yuan is likely to see a 10% devaluation that is led by the markets, says Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial. He details what will weigh on the currency.
Hot on Asian Financials
Asian financials look attractive to Wong Sui Jau, general manager of fundsupermart.com as they have stronger balance sheets compared to their U.S. and European counterparts.
Who Will Survive & Thrive?
Companies like Hero Honda Motors, China Steel, Posco, Samsung Electronics and TSMC will survive and thrive amid these troubled times, thinks Jon Harris, MD & head of Asian equities research at BNP Paribas Securities.