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Global Market Report - 03 Jan 2022

Gold Spot

Gold prices held steady as higher U.S. Treasury yields offset safe-haven buying sentiment due to an Omicron-driven surge in COVID-19 infections globally. Worldwide infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, with an average of just over a million cases detected a day between Dec. 24 and 30, according to Reuters data.

Technical Resistance: 1843/1855

Technical support: 1817/1808

Market headlines:

Economic data:                

  • 2022 Malaysia time 04:55pm – German Manufacturing PMI (Dec)
  • 2022 Malaysia time 10:45pm – US Manufacturing PMI (Dec)

Manufacturing sector in Malaysia grew at quicker pace in December

The Malaysian manufacturing sector reported a further increase in growth momentum at the end of 2021, as operating conditions improved at the quickest rate since April. IHS Markit said businesses reported faster expansions in both production levels and new orders as the manufacturing economy rebounded following the lifting of pandemic restrictions and demand recovered. Despite the additional pressure on production lines, manufacturers scaled down workforces in December. The headline IHS Markit Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) — a composite single-figure indicator of manufacturing performance — rose from 52.3 in November to 52.8 in December, indicating a stronger improvement in the health of the sector. IHS Markit said that as a result, the average performance over the final quarter was the strongest quarterly performance since the survey began in 2012.

Singapore Q4 GDP expands 5.9% y/y, beating forecasts

Singapore's economy grew slightly more than expected in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, preliminary data showed on Monday. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 5.9% in October-December on a year-on-year basis, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in a statement. Economists polled by Reuters had expected growth of 5.4%. GDP grew 2.6% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis in October-December. For the full year, the economy grew 7.2%.

China's foreign debt edged up to US$2.7 Trillion at end-September

China added US$16.7 billion in foreign debt in the third quarter of 2021 due in part to increased purchases of onshore yuan-denominated bonds by foreign investors. About 47% of China's outstanding debt of US$2.7 trillion at the end of September was medium- to long-term obligations, up three percentage points from the end of June, Wang Chunying, deputy director and spokesman of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, said in a statement released on Friday. Offshore investors' increased holdings of onshore bonds reflected China's achievement in opening up its financial markets and their confidence in the country's economic outlook, Wang was quoted as saying.

Source: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, The Edge

黄金现货

由于 Omicron 驱动的全球 COVID-19 感染激增,美国国债收益率走高抵消了避险买盘情绪,黄金价格保持稳定。根据路透社的数据,过去 7 天的全球感染人数创下历史新高,在 12 月 24 日至 30 日期间,平均每天发现超过 100 万例病例。

技术阻力:1843/1855

技术支持 :1817/1808

主要头条:

  • 12 月增长较快
  • 新加坡第四季度 GDP 同比增长 5.9%,超出预期
  • 9 月底中国外债小幅增至 2.7 万亿美元
  • 美元兑马币交易RM 4.1733

经济数据:

  • 2022年1月 3日,马来西亚时间 04:55 pm – 德国制造业采购经理人指数(12 月)
  • 2022年1月 3日,马来西亚时间 10:45 pm – 美国制造业采购经理人指数(12 月)

马来西亚的制造业在 12 月增长较快

马来西亚制造业在 2021 年底报告增长势头进一步增强,因为经营状况以自 4 月以来的最快速度改善。 IHS Markit 表示,随着大流行限制解除和需求复苏后制造业经济反弹,企业报告生产水平和新订单的扩张速度加快。尽管生产线面临额外压力,但制造商在 12 月缩减了劳动力。 IHS Markit Malaysia 制造业采购经理人指数(PMI)——制造业表现的综合单一数字指标——从 11 月的 52.3 上升至 12 月的 52.8,表明该行业的健康状况有更强劲的改善。 IHS Markit 表示,因此,最后一个季度的平均表现是自 2012 年调查开始以来最强劲的季度表现。

新加坡第四季度 GDP 同比增长 5.9%,超出预期

周一公布的初步数据显示,新加坡第四季度经济同比增长略高于预期。贸易和工业部在一份声明中表示,10 月至 12 月国内生产总值 (GDP) 同比增长 5.9%。路透社调查的经济学家此前预计增长 5.4%。 10 月至 12 月,经季节性调整的 GDP 环比增长 2.6%。全年经济增长7.2%。

9 月底中国外债小幅增至 2.7 万亿美元

中国在 2021 年第三季度增加了 167 亿美元的外债,部分原因是外国投资者增加购买在岸人民币计价的债券。国家外汇管理局副局长兼新闻发言人王春莹表示,截至9月底中国2.7万亿美元未偿债务中,约47%为中长期债务,较6月底上升3个百分点。在周五发布的一份声明中说。王说,离岸投资者增持在岸债券,反映了中国在金融市场开放方面取得的成就,以及他们对国家经济前景的信心。资料来源: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, The Edge

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