Asia markets fall amid recession fears; China to report trade data
China expected to see a further drop in exports and imports
China’s trade data for November is expected to show a further drop in both exports and imports, according to a Reuters poll of economists.
Average forecasts predict exports will drop 3.5% in November on an annualized basis after declining 0.3% in October, and imports are forecasted to fall 6% after slipping 0.7% the previous month.
The trade balance in U.S. dollars is predicted to narrow to $78.1 billion — smaller than the previous month’s $85.15 billion.
— Jihye Lee
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It’s time to rethink bonds, according to the BlackRock Investment Institute, which said “the lure of fixed income is strong” right now.
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— Zavier Ong
Australia’s economy saw slower growth in the third quarter
Australia’s economy grew by 0.6% from the previous quarter, official data showed – missing estimates expecting a 0.7% quarterly growth predicted in a Reuters poll.
The latest gross domestic product showed subdued growth from the second quarter’s expansion of 0.9% from the first three months of the year.
On an annualized basis, GDP in the third quarter added 5.9%, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said reflects “sustained economic growth since the effects of the Delta outbreak in September quarter 2021.”
“Growth was largely driven by strength in household spending,” it added.
The annualized figure also missed expectations in a separate Reuters poll for a 6.2% gain.
— Abigail Ng
CNBC Pro: UBS says shares in this global airline are set to soar by 55%
Shares of a global airline are set to soar by 55% over the next year, according to UBS.
The investment bank raised its price target after the pan-European airline said it expects to see bumper demand during Christmas.
— Ganesh Rao
Stocks finish lower, build on Monday’s losses
Stocks tumbled Tuesday, building on losses from the previous session.
The S&P 500 shed 1.44% to close at 3,941.26, while the Nasdaq Composite sank 2% to finish at 11,014.89. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 350.76 points, or 1.03%, to settle at 33,596.34.
— Samantha Subin
Oil falls to lowest level since Dec. 27, 2021
Oil prices slumped Tuesday, weighed down by economic uncertainty even amid a Russian oil price cap and potential demand uptick thanks to China’s reopening.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery fell more than 4% to $73.85 in the afternoon Tuesday. Brent crude for February delivery slipped 4.34% to $79.09 per barrel.
The U.S. also said it sees oil production increasing next year, reversing its future outlook after five months of cuts. A monthly report from the Energy Information Administration said production is forecast to hit 12.34 million barrels a day in 2023, more than the daily record of 12.315 million barrels a day in 2019.
Inflation is eroding consumer wealth and may bring 2023 recession, Dimon says
Dimon said in June that he was preparing the bank for an economic “hurricane” caused by the Federal Reserve and Russia’s war in Ukraine.
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Consumers have $1.5 trillion in excess savings from pandemic stimulus programs and are spending 10% more than in 2021, he said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
“Inflation is eroding everything I just said, and that trillion and a half dollars will run out sometime mid-year next year,” Dimon said. “When you’re looking out forward, those things may very well derail the economy and cause a mild or hard recession that people worry about.”
— Hugh Son