ASR WSJ Newsflow

October report (Sept data): Some Respite, but Newsflow Remains in Down-trend.

Key Message: The Composite Newsflow Indicator bounced marginally in September, with five of the six component indices rising. It would be premature to call this the start of the recovery however – both the CNI and most of the component indices remain lower than two months ago.

• The ASR/WSJ Global Composite Newsflow Indicator (CNI) rose to 47.1 in September from 45.8 in August.

• The biggest mover was the Global Economic component, which rose to 23.8 from 19.4, but this follows a month in which it saw its biggest fall since 2000.

• This month we have expanded our Newsflow coverage into south-east Asia, with our new ASEAN+2 Newsflow indicators, introduced on page 2 (the ‘2’ being South Korea and Taiwan).

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