The “Good Stuff” Outperforms, Biden-Xi Summit Odds Increase

Key News
Asian equities have been combined in a single day as development shares outperformed the area.

Mainland China and Hong Kong had a sneakily robust day as Mainland China’s outperformance was pushed by excessive quantity, which broke the RMB 1 trillion stage for the primary time because the finish of August. The development issue outperformed considerably in each Mainland China and Hong Kong, led by development sectors together with know-how and well being care. Large, diversified China indices had an honest day as worth (i.e. low to no-growth) sector weights reminiscent of financials and vitality have been hit as traders favored what we name the “good things” i.e. development shares that feel and look like their US equivalents.

Healthcare was a number one sector in Hong Kong and Mainland China on constructive earnings and new drug approvals within the US and China. We noticed constructive earnings momentum from Mindray, which gained +6.48%, and Pharmaron, which gained +12.6%. Innovent’s constructive weight problems drug trial led to a acquire of +4.56% for the inventory. Meanwhile, Junshi Biosciences gained +5.47% in Mainland China and eight.22% in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, weak outcomes from China Merchants Bank and HSBC
weighed on banks.

Huawei’s ecosystem and tech subsectors together with semiconductors rallied on the corporate’s robust Mate 60 and Mate 60 Pro gross sales, which got here on the expense of Apple
. One month in the past, we famous Apple’s inventory fall had nothing to do with the media’s “Chinese authorities ban,” however relatively the robust launch from Huawei.

A Biden-Xi summit seems to be seemingly following Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Washington, DC journey that included a gathering with President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken. While the “path to San Francisco received’t be straightforward,” in keeping with Wang, directionally, issues are clearly enhancing. However, the “path” to San Francisco will likely be straightforward as extra flights between the US and China have gone into service.

Northbound Stock Connect noticed a small/reasonable internet outflow of $327 million, although on very excessive volumes, as overseas traders look like rotating away from financials. Hong Kong’s most closely traded shares have been Tencent, which gained +0.89%, Xiaomi, which gained +5.92%, Alibaba, which fell -0.67%, regardless of a Singles Day ramp-up with 1 million retailers and types taking part, Semiconductor Manufacturing (SMIC) gained +6.15%, and Meituan gained +0.88%. Real property was off as Evergrande’s Hong Kong courtroom case made headlines. Country Garden has not even begun the courtroom course of, although Sunac was capable of obtain a court-approved restructuring. CNY and the Asia Dollar Index have been principally flat in a single day.

Bloomberg News famous that “China Internet Majors’ profitability improved” primarily based on a Fitch Ratings launch on the bonds from Alibaba (A+/Stable), Baidu (A/Stable), and Tencent (A+/Stable). The Fitch launch notes the businesses’ “stronger enterprise profiles, execution, and continued give attention to value effectivity to drive a fuller restoration of their profitability and money era from 2023, regardless of the uncertainty over China’s financial restoration tempo.” Have you ever seemed on the web firms’ bonds versus their shares? For instance, try Alibaba’s bond, which is due subsequent November. Even in the course of the worst of China’s web regulation, bond traders didn’t blow out of the bonds as the businesses continued to generate robust money flows regardless of the shares falling. I’ll put up some graphs on Twitter (@ahern_brendan) right now. It is an unimaginable disparity, exhibiting how non-fundamental components have weighed on the house.
The Hang Seng and Hang Seng Tech indexes gained +0.04% and +1.27%, respectively, on quantity that elevated +1.09% from Friday, which is 82% of the 1-year common. 294 shares superior whereas 180 declined. Main Board quick turnover elevated +7.37% from Friday, which is 79% of the 1-year common. The development issue outperformed the worth issue whereas small caps outpaced giant caps. The top-performing sectors have been healthcare, which gained +4.68%, know-how, which gained +4.56%, and supplies, which gained +2.61%. Meanwhile, vitality fell -2.29%, financials fell -1.73%, and utilities fell -1.68%. The top-performing subsectors have been prescription drugs, technical {hardware}, and semiconductors. Meanwhile, vitality, banks, and telecom companies have been among the many worst-performing. Southbound Stock Connect volumes have been excessive as Mainland traders purchased $287 million value of Hong Kong-listed shares and ETFs as Innovent was a small internet purchase, SMIC and Xiaomi have been reasonable internet buys, and Kuaishou was a reasonable internet promote.
Shanghai, Shenzhen, and the STAR Board gained +0.12%, +1.4%, and +1.89%, respectively, on quantity that elevated +7.72% from Friday, which is 119% of the 1-year common. 3,515 shares superior whereas 787 declined. The development issue outperformed the worth issue whereas small caps outpaced giant caps. The top-performing sectors have been know-how, which gained +2.27%, healthcare, which gained +2.38%, and supplies, which gained +1.18%. Meanwhile, vitality fell -1.92%, actual property fell -1.47%, and financials fell -1.16%. The top-performing subsectors have been semiconductors, digital parts, and laptop {hardware}. Meanwhile, oil/fuel, freeway and banking have been the worst. Northbound Stock Connect volumes have been very excessive as overseas traders offered a internet -$327 million value of Mainland shares as Will Semiconductor, JAC, and Maxscend have been giant internet buys whereas CMB, Citic, and LXJM have been reasonable sells. CNY and the Asia Dollar Index have been principally flat versus the US greenback. Bonds offered off small whereas copper and metal rallied.
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Last Night’s Exchange Rates, Prices, & Yields

CNY per USD 7.32 versus 7.32 Friday
CNY per EUR 7.75 versus 7.73 Friday
Yield on 1-Day Government Bond 1.60% versus 1.55% Friday
Yield on 10-Year Government Bond 2.71% versus 2.71% Friday
Yield on 10-Year China Development Bank Bond 2.75% versus 2.75% Friday
Copper Price +0.99% in a single day
Steel Price +0.84% in a single day

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