China PMI Data Flash

With both China’s Manufacturing and Servies PMI’s coming in above consensus it suggests manufacturing remains resilient and domestic growth is chugging along. And amid trade and tariff tensions, this should be interpreted positively. at least for the next 20 minutes !!. However, trade fears are up front and centre again following news that the Trump Administration plans to announce that it will proceed with tariffs against the EU, Mexico and Canada Thursday.  The knawing concern is that risk sentiment could turn on a dime and by no means does this data suggest we’re shielded from the geopolitical firing line just yet. Way to much risk in the markets and far too early in the session to start jumping for joy on the solid China data prints

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