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China PMI Report on Manufacturing

Manufacturing production in China stagnates in November, prompting further job-shedding.

Key findings for November 2005:

  • PMI dips below 50.0 for first time in twenty-month survey history.
  • Orders post marginal gains but output stagnates.
  • Marked decline in input prices.



PMI Report on Manufacturing

Operating conditions faced by Chinese manufacturing firms deteriorated for the first time in the twenty-month history of the survey in November. This was shown by a dip in the CLSA China Purchasing Managers’ IndexTM (PMITM) – a composite indicator designed to provide a single-figure snap-shot of the performance of the manufacturing sector – below the critical no-change value of 50.0 to 49.8. Output, employment, and suppliers’ delivery times all had negative effects on the headline index in November, while new orders and stocks of purchases provided only marginal positive contributions.



CLSA new bird flu report find China’s rural households harder hit than macro economy in poultry epidemic scenario

Leading brokerage house CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets finds that the macroeconomic cost of a nationwide outbreak of bird flu in China would be insignificant, but the potential impact on rural households who raise most of the country’s poultry, particularly mid-sized farms, could be substantial.



CLSA and ACGA’s 2005 CG report finds Singapore and Hong Kong remain top 2 respective winners with minimal difference now between the two

Leading brokerage house CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets has teamed up once again with the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) for the sixth annual corporate governance report The holy grail, finding that out of ten Asian markets, Singapore, Hong Kong, India respectively hold the top three positions as from last year, with the Philippines, China and Indonesia as the bottom three. Countries ranking in the middle following India were Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand in that order.



CLSA China PMI Report on Manufacturing

Growth of output slows to 19-month low: weaker growth in incoming new orders

Key findings for October 2005:

  • PMI shows business conditions broadly unchanged at start of Q3.
  • Employment falls marginally again.
  • Input cost inflation slows, but margins remain under pressure.



Citigroup appointed Securities Clearing Agent by CLSA in Malaysia

Citigroup has been appointed Securities Clearing Agent by CLSA in Malaysia. CLSA is the first foreign broker in Malaysia to appoint a third party to clear and settle securities transactions executed directly on Bursa Malaysia Securities, the Malaysian stock exchange.



China outbound tourism industry ready to boom - China to become world’s largest supplier of tourists by 2020 in CLSA report

According to a new report released by leading brokerage house CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, China will become the largest source of outbound tourists by 2020 at 115m. Despite using a more conservative methodology CLSA’s estimate exceeds the well documented World Tourism Organisation (WTO) estimate of 100m by 2020.



International Brokerage CLSA showcases "Korea Wave" at 12th CLSA Investors' Forum 2005

CLSA is pleased to announce top Korean music artists from YG Entertainment, Seven and Lexy, will be performing in Hong Kong tonight as feature acts of the Korea Wave celebration as part of the 12th annual CLSA Investors' Forum.



CLSA Malaysia expands - Appoints country head and moves into new offices

CLSA Ltd is pleased to announce today the appointment of Chris Lobello as Malaysia Country Head and the move of its Kuala Lumpur offices to a new location. The two announcements follow the approval in principal granted to CLSA in March 2005 to operate as a full-service broker in Malaysia and underpins CLSA's growing presence and service offering.



Press statement regarding Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2005

In response to the article in today's South China Morning Post regarding the Asiamoney Brokers Poll 2005, the following statement is issued on behalf of CLSA Executive Chairman Gary Coull and CLSA Chief Executive Officer Rob Morrison.