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Economic focus October 2015: Trans-Pacific Partnership – who benefits?

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Agreement was reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership in early October. The TPP is a trade agreement that will eliminate tariffs on thousands of goods and services as well as other barriers to trade between member countries creating a trading block that will be close to the EU in scale. We expect the TPP to boost trade investment and integration between member countries likely at the expense of non members. Notably China is not currently a member of the TPP is this a threat to China's export industries? Perhaps but it may also be an incentive for China to progress its own reform agenda.

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  • Share of global exports in 2014
  • USA Purchasing Managers' Indices
  • Eurozone Purchasing Managers' Indices
  • Japan Purchasing Managers' Indices
  • China Purchasing Managers' Indices
  • Industrial production
  • Industrial production
  • Consumer Sentiment Index (3-month moving avg.)
  • Consumer Sentiment Index (3-month moving avg.)
  • 10-year government bond yields (%)
  • 10-year government bond yields (%)
  • Consumer Price Index (annual % change)
  • Consumer Price Index (annual % change)
  • Exchange Rate Indices vs US$ (Jan 2012 = 100)
  • Exchange Rate Indices vs US$ (Jan 2012 = 100)
  • Oil and gas prices
  • Copper and freight prices
  • China trade (monthly) since joining the WTO – importance of TPP economies declining

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