The US dollar is heading for the best week in three. The market sentiment is mixed as optimism about the global economic recovery was outshined by increasing tensions between the West and China.
China’s new loans are firmer than anticipated in July
In July, Chinese financial institutions managed to extend up to 1.45 trillion Yuan in net fresh Yuan loans. The given outcome beat experts’ estimates because an escalating trade feud with America actually threatens to apply more pressure on the decelerating Chinese economy.
The Asian country’s policymakers have been injecting more cash to stimulate financial institutions to lend to struggling businesses, although there’re indications that lenders are becoming cautious because defaults soar, hampering efforts to channel funds to sectors that require it.
Furthermore, some China watchers are afraid that the government’s shift in stimulating surge might provoke a return to its credit-powered spending practice of the past, thus making worthless its multi-year campaign to cut risks in the financial system and a huge pile of debt.
The firmer- than-anticipated lending data was published by the country’s banking and insurance watchdog, the PBOC pumps out more liquidity into the decelerating Chinese economy.
Market experts surveyed by Reuters had foreseen new Yuan loans of 1.2 trillion yuan, slipping abruptly from June's outcome of 1.84 trillion Yuan.
The country’s banks managed to extend a record 13.53 trillion Yuan in new loans in 2017, and lent up to 9.03 trillion yuan in the first half of 2018, which is a 13% leap from the same period of the previous year.
As a matter of fact, in July, household loans, generally mortgages, headed south to 634.4 billion Yuan compared to June’s result of 707.3 billion Yuan, as the major bank's data informed.
In July, household loans amounted to 43.8% of total new loans in contrast with June’s reading of 38.4%.
As for corporate loans, in July, they inched down to 650.1 billion Yuan versus 981.9 billion Yuan in June.
Additionally, in July, broad M2 money supply ascended by 8.5%, which is the highest reading for five months.
Rising yields, potential US tax hikes, and inflation fears worry investors. As a result, the market sentiment is risk-off. Stocks are falling, while the USD and the JPY are edging higher.
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