Deep Dive: Asia Pacific's mixed bag defies historic trends

Macroeconomic factors loom large

James Baxter-Derrington
clock • 5 min read

Asia Pacific equity indices have joined their counterparts in the red for the year, but the region has bucked historical trends and sheltered itself from the deepest declines.

Typically, during periods of higher interest rates in the West and a strong US dollar, regions such as Asia Pacific would suffer relative to its their developed market peers, argued Carly Moorhouse, fund research analyst at Quilter Cheviot. However, on this occasion the region has experienced a mixed bag that has bucked the typical trend. Baillie Gifford: Risk of a Lehman moment in China 'very low' Year-to-date, both the IA Asia Pacific Excluding Japan and IA Asia Pacific Including Japan sectors have suffered smaller losses than IA UK All Companies and IA China/Greater China, down ...

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