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China PMIs mixed as Asia digests the sharp decline on Wall St   
Fri, 01 Aug 12:14 AM EST/05:14 AM GMT
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Economic Data
- (CN) CHINA JULY FINAL HSBC MANUFACTURING PMI: 51.7 V 52.0E (18-month high)
- (CN) CHINA JULY MANUFACTURING PMI: 51.7 V 51.4E (5th consecutive rise; highest since Apr 2012)
- (AU) AUSTRALIA Q2 PPI Q/Q: -0.1% V +0.9% PRIOR (1st negative reading in 9 quarters); Y/Y: 2.3% V 2.5% PRIOR

- (AU) AUSTRALIA JUL AIG PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING INDEX: 50.7 V 48.9 PRIOR (first expansion in 9 months)
- (JP) JAPAN JUL FINAL MARKIT/JMMA MANUFACTURING PMI: 50.5 V 50.8 PRELIM
- (KR) SOUTH KOREA JUL TRADE BALANCE: $2.5B V $3.0BE
- (KR) SOUTH KOREA JUL HSBC MANUFACTURING PMI: 49.3 (3rd consecutive contraction; lowest reading since Aug) V 48.4 PRIOR
- (KR) SOUTH KOREA JUL CPI M/M: 0.1% V 0.2%E; Y/Y: 1.6% V 1.7%E

Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
- Nikkei225 -0.3%, S&P/ASX -1.4%, Kospi -0.1%, Shanghai Composite -0.1%, Hang Seng -0.6%, Sept S&P500 +0.3% at 1,930

Commodities/Fixed Income/Currencies
- Dec gold +0.2% at $1,284, Sept crude oil -0.2% at $97.99/brl, Sept Copper flat at $3.23/lb
- (US) National Hurricane Center (NHC): TS Bertha forms in the Atlantic, east of the southern lesser Antilles; TS warning issued
- (JP) BOJ offers to buy ¥110B in JGB with maturity under 1-yr and ¥400B in 5-10yr JGB as ...
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