Asia Markets Lose Value as Trump Talks Steel

Asian stock markets have sold off this week; is this a short-term blip or the beginning of the end of the equity rally?

J.P. Morgan Asset Management 2 March, 2018 | 1:50PM
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Morningstar's "Perspectives" series features investment insights from third-party contributors. Here, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia Pacific, JP Morgan, asks is the Asia equities bull spooked or set to run?

China steel Asian stock markets have been hit by Trumps protectionist commodities stance

After several lean and difficult years for Asia and emerging market equities, 2017 saw the convergence of a number of trends that produced a stellar performance year. The recovery in global trade in late 2016 and 2017 coincided with the revival of Asian corporate earnings, which were provided a much-needed cyclical boost by the region’s export performance. A number of other structural trends also played a role, including the rise of consumers in China, India and ASEAN, as well as the demand for infrastructure in the region.

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management  is the investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and it is one of the largest active asset managers in the world.