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Greetings, Let’s begin with China where we see further signs of economic improvement. 1. March industrial output, fixed asset investment, retail sales – all beat expectations. Stimulus starting to work? Source: Investing.com Source: Investing.com 2. China’s new loans rose to CNY 1.37 trillion, topping expectations. Credit is flowing. Here is a longer-term chart showing growth

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Greetings, Let’s begin with the global financial markets where the risk-off sentiment has returned. Dollar-yen hit 108, which is quickly becoming a disaster for the BoJ – potentially reigniting deflationary pressures. Many anticipate the BoJ to intervene in some fashion to stem the yen appreciation. The rise in yen is viewed as a sign of risk

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