Global media organisations regularly seek the views of CLSA’s analysts, economists and strategists.
Vikash Jain stated that valuations are 5% of historical average levels, and that inflation in India has peaked. He also added, “Adding DLF to India focus portfolio- Like real estate cycle. Trend of falling prices is not very strong any more”. Speaking about sectors, Jain stated that one should stay away from consumption stocks with expensive valuations, and he personally prefers banks. What is in store for India? Are financials set for a reversal?
Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, discusses the Bank of Japan’s decision to keep rates on hold and its impact on the yen and the economy. The BOJ kept its policy settings for yield curve control and asset purchases, in line with the forecasts of almost all surveyed economists. Smith speaks on Bloomberg Television.
A majority of the economists expect a 40-50bps hike in repo rates which will see the repo rate go up to 4.8-4.9% closing in on the near-term 5.15% expectation. Indranil Sengupta, Economist and Head of Research, CLSA shares his expectations on the same.
Nicholas Smith of CLSA says it’s unlikely that U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan will result in any big announcements because Japan won’t take too many risks ahead of the upper house election in July.
CLSA Managing Director, Asia Telecom & Internet Research Elinor Leung, discusses Tencent earnings and why she still has a buy rating on the stock. Social media giant’s revenue barely grew in the first quarter, hit by a year-long tech crackdown and slowing economy. Leung speaks to David Ingles and Yvonne Man on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open”.