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paul: our top stories this tuesday. to make axpected formal response to the growing unrest. breaking news on the bloomberg terminal right now. fromve correct accounts south korea for the month of june, and it is coming. 6.376 billion dollars for the month of june. an improvement on the may figure of $4.9 billion. you can see the korean won. it hit 1200 against the greenback yesterday. more consternation in korea. the hardest hit countries from this ever escalating trade war. you have to remember, these june figures do not count in the
current spat with japan or the u.s.-china trade war. that in mind, the figure of $6.3 billion looks good. we will await the july figures. shery: investors have a lot on their plate today to digest. ground, one losing point 5% after u.s. equities lost more than $700 billion of market value just on this monday as we continue to see the trade war escalation between the u.s. and china. we saw the s&p 500 lose 3%. tech and financial leading the declines. it was a brutal day with the nasdaq losing more than 3%. 700dow jones more than points. after hours, china being designated a currency manipulator. u.s. futures taking a hit as well. let's take a look at what volatility did. surge in this
session above the 20 level. 10-year gilts falling to the lowest level that we have not seen since before the 2016 election. when it comes to the three-month tenure yield curve, inversion at the most extreme since the financial crisis, so really a lot to digest and even more as we continue to see the trade war escalation. let's see how you are setting up for the market opens in asia. selena. -- selina. selina: we are expecting a lot more pain. taking a look at sydney futures, down more than 1.6%. in australia, we are watching for the reserve bank of australia decision where they may keep the cash rate target unchanged. 2%,zealand exchange down expecting interest rate cuts later this week and we will be breaking their unemployment data later this hour.
i want to look at gold. the escalating trade tensions, and possible currency war is giving gold a boost. we saw prices climbed to a six-year high amidst these increased speculation that central banks will need to cut borrowing costs. citigroup raised its three-month price outlook. but if after prices broke its previous target. citigroup is forecasting the metal is likely to class 1000 $500 by the fourth quarter. paul. shery. selena.anks very much, let's check in on the first word news with ritika gupta. the trade war is taking another dramatic turn with the u.s. treasury designated china as a currency manipulator. president trump started the move yuan's lateste fall and suggesting the federal reserve take action. that follows beijing responding with the threat of additional tariffs by letting the one tumble.
beijing -- yuan tumble. the latest escalation in the trade war has pushed a key treasury recession indicator to its highest warning level since 2007. rates on 10-year note sank, almost erasing the search that followed president trump election. at one point, they yielded 32 basis points less. that is the most extreme yield curve inversion since the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. china is expecting to comment again later tuesday on the protest in hong kong. second a second public statement. -- they will make a second public statement. they fought in the district late monday after a general strike disrupted business. andce arrested six people say some have been linked to
games. -- gangs. jeremy corbyn will call a vote of confidence to prevent the prime minister quitting the european union without a deal. corbyn says johnson is trying to deal split past lawmakers and voters and labor code table a motion on september 3. global news, 24 hours a day, on air and @tictoc on twitter, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. i am ritika gupta. this is bloomberg. shery: thank you. u.s. treasury secretary steven mnuchin have formally determined that china is a currency manipulator. the latest twist in the long-running trade standoff. the decision is likely to send markets into deeper chaos. joe sobczyk in washington and tom mackenzie in beijing. joe, let me start with you. we have not see in the u.s.
little china a currency manipulator since 1994. give us a sense of how significant this move is. joe: from a practical standpoint, there are no penalties that are immediately imposed because of this and the law encourages the u.s. to enter into negotiations with whoever is the currency manipulator. negotiations are already going on, but this is a significant escalation and it gives china less of a chance to back down and it is making clear that president trump is ready to double down on the straight conflict with china. some liable to have repercussions in financial markets, but it signals that this will be a long trade war without any immediate sense of where it is going to go and how it might end. tariffs theal president is threatening to impose on china will affect
consumer goods and matt will have an impact in the u.s. in voters, prices for leading up into the 2020 election. and then we will have to see what the overall impact of the economy ultimately will be. but this is very clear that trump is in no mood to back down or softened his stance in an attempt to get negotiations moving. paul: we're hearing that peter stepro has taken the first to label china as a currency manipulator and is working with the imf. .e have less than 24 hours the u.s. labeling china a currency manipulator. tom mackenzie in beijing. any response yet from the pboc? tom: not to the currency manipulator label. we heard from the pboc governor in a statement last night, beijing time, saying that china
and the pboc do not intervene in the currency markets as the wall in the trade war. they were trying to emphasize that this was a market denominated or market derived move that we saw yesterday and market more about the and economic fundamentals. of course, when we spoke to him in june, he gave us a signal in theven was not a line sand. he gave us something about heads up to what we saw yesterday, saying there was no specific number for the currency. risks to this approach by the pboc, allowing this depreciation of the currency, because there will be a focus on capital flight. we have increased capital controls in place in china since surprisen we saw that appreciation. whether those controls will be enough to stop capital flight will be squarely in focus. there is concern that there
is a mounting part of just denominated debt owned by corporations. debtpushes and puts that under pressure and how they pay that off will be in focus as well. indoubles that holdings 2015. it may have some benefits for china's exporters around the edges, but the risks are also there for china and its pboc. shery: peter navarro saying there are countervailing tools that the u.s. can use, so this gives rise to more concerns that the u.s. might take action and intervene. what can we see? joe: there's been suggestions that the trump administration would attempt to do something in terms of the dollars valuation. the president called on the fed to do something. it would also have to be through the treasury department . the treasuryk --
department. impact, have some little affects, with other trading partners as well, if that were to come about. and possibly trigger some other italians were removed tory moves by other countries as well. they are stepping fairly delicately here. but we are seeing that they are willing to put the tariffs on china to move ahead with that aade dispute, and there are number of other deals that have been working. by comparison, because of the size of china's economy, they not nearly as significant as the trade conflict is with china. tom, that story was rather lost in all the noise of the action with the currency, so in terms of deciding to no longer take those and a cultural products from the u.s., what other retaliatory steps might
china be considering? aboutna has tariffs on $110 billion worth of u.s. imports into china. so there is limited scope for additional tariffs that china could put on those. that is something we will be looking at. in terms of the concerns for u.s. corporate operating here china,big footprint in you have to take a look at the stock prices for apple and ibm, which derive a lot of their revenues from the chinese market. you have seen those under pressure as a result of these trade tensions. that draws out the question as to whether or not these countries will face retaliatory measures. nontariff barriers. will there be deals that will be scrapped? increased oversight from officials? there will be mounting concern amongst the corporate business group operating in china as tensions continue to escalate.
in terms of additional measures that china could take, u.s. treasury holdings have been a big focus as well. whether or not china will sell down those holdings, of course, there are also was of impacts from any such move, and it is eating held as a last-ditch option for china. we may be looking at whether or not china india goes ahead with sending it delegates to bc as has -- its delegates to d.c. do these talks continue given the sharp escalation in tariffs and trade tensions that we had seen in the last few days? paul: joe sobczyk and washington, d.c., and tom mackenzie -- in washington, d.c., and tom mackenzie in beijing. joining us now, brad. thank you for joining us today. we heard tom mentioned a moment sgo that the pboc' representative never said that seven was online line in the sand, but it was just a number.
if we give this a cold, dispassionate stare, does china let the market do its work here? brad: the fixing yesterday was only 229 points, and if you look back in may, as recently as may, they had a fix that was well over 300 points. in two consecutive days. we were talking about the retaliatory tariff measures china was taking. that voted under the radar. was sort oft night in mind. the pboc stepped back to point to it and say the dollar has been rallying and it is in line with where we think it should be. the market was set up for something out of china in response to what trump had been thinking about and the tariff increases, etc.. the market just jumped on it and we flew right 37.
heaven, of course, the psychological level everyone was itty much keen on, -- flew right past seven. seven, of course, the psychological level everyone was keying on. shery: you can see the onshore what analystsyond had expected when it came to year-end forecast. we continue to see the offshore and the offshore yuan. does that mean the offshore really has more room to fall? brad: it definitely could. right now, it is all going to on china's response to this label as a currency manipulator. they can point to needing to adjust dollars and why higher based upon -- dollar cny higher. what is the political implications of them being named
a manipulator? do they want to continue to fix dollar see and why higher -- cny higher? do they want to get things back on track diplomatically? it would be interesting to see what happens with the fixing. shery: that if we continue to see more -- yet if we continue to see more tariffs on chinese goods, given the fact that the terms of trade for china would be worsening, how much more pressure are we going to expect on the yuan? brad: china has a lot of tools available. they have been using them. there is more they could do on the fiscal side, more on the monetary side. it felt to me like the currency was the last thing they would go for in terms of china to stimulate the economy. there. it is a policy tool making use. they are reluctance over the music, and i think they are going to be a bit surprised at the extreme reaction in the
market and from president trump softrms of the relatively fixing they gave us last night. it will be interesting to see. they had plenty of room to in ordere yuan further to stimulate the economy but i do feel that that would be at the expense of noise around capital flight and probably pushback from a lot of g10, g20 central bankers. we agreed at the g20 not to do they are of thing, so in endangered territory if they keep pushing the envelope here. some time ago, president trump said he named china a currency manipulator and he had finally done it. it is marginally symbolic. it will not been a great deal in practical terms. what can the u.s. do? might we see some intervention and what would that look like? , the topic of an intervention has been coming up a lot.
the first step would probably be to name china a currency manipulator. i was looking for that in october. to come before the next report interesting. is clearly, it is a relatively emotional response. proposed by the commerce department would expand the ability to penalize countries that manipulate currencies, countervailing duties. i am not sure. i do not believe that change had been passed. i think it was working its way through the system. be a response. that could be where they are going in the interim. but it definitely, in my view, increases the onset intervention quite substantially. shery: thank you so much for joining us today. foreign exchange at jefferies. still ahead, more drama in the trade war. china's decision to halt purchases of u.s. farm produce.
shery: this is "daybreak asia." i am shery ahn in new york. sydney.am paul allen in the decision by the u.s. treasury department to label china as a currency manipulator is like you to send markets into deeper chaos. is likelyeynolds -- to send markets into deeper chaos. garfield reynolds. garfield: maybe 7.2 is next up. it has already gone to a fresh intraday high, the option run in the-- off renminbi.
we are not likely to see the same sorts of thanks. a lot of pressure being built up. what is lost a little bit in the labeling of the currency manipulation and so on is the reason the yuan is falling is because the fundamentals are saying it should fall. if anything, in fact, what the u.s. is accusing china of and what it worried about back in june was that china would manipulate its currency by no longer preventing it from falling. so in fact, the u.s. is complaining that china is letting its currency float, as it were. is because china is not acting as a buffer anymore, right? it is allowing the yuan to fall. the reason we saw china would not allow that to happen, that seven would be the line in the sand is because of the dean anchoring currency.
garfield: what has changed beijing's calculations is a couple of things. what is going on in its own move to it needs to greater stimulus. there's been a lot of concern recently about precisely that if it is going to go on holding the we are working against any stimulus. in fact, free them up to the stimulus and it will help its exporters to some extent. it will help other sectors of the economy to some extent. there are logical reasons why china would want to let the yuan we can. -- weaken. the other thing that went on is they realized they were not going to get any progress on the trade talks, so there is no point in them continuing to hold y to pleaseuan -- the
yuan to please the u.s.. shery: garfield reynolds joining us from our mliv team. the escalating trade war posing risks for global supply chains and trade around the world. our next guest brings a unique perspective on the intensifying standoff, the global supply chain, and access to capital. , she joins us now from singapore. great to have you with us. how different are the latest round of tariffs that the u.s. plans to impose on chinese goods when it comes to what we have before? and how much has the designation of china as a currency manipulator change the dynamics now? >> what we see currently is of course a bigger impact on certain goods that we are not so
impacted before. u.s. imports of shoes. economy andthe u.s. the people will have to pay for , even down to the consumer. what we see as well with these tariffs is a big move and big consideration of diversifying the supply chain across the globe, so many sectors, many think of in the u.s. purchasing from vietnam. chinese companies go to vietnam. across different sectors. we saw it before in the apparel industry and we see it in other sectors following. however, it cannot happen overnight. what will happen is it is probably an 18 to 36 month period before the global supply chain can transition because we have one year to three-year contracts in the automotive
industry. manufacturers cannot quickly get out of china and moved to countries.other indonesia is another one that will benefit from it. it will take time. we believe we will have more stable, more global supply chain, more diversified as a positive result of this situation. paul: so far, the u.s. consumer has pulled through the trade war pretty well, and for how long do you expect that situation to persist if, as you say, shoes and apparel are next in the firing line? kerstin: the consumers and will definitely feel the pressure and feel the impact and they have to pay for it. however, we already see three different trends. chinese to number one, already, goods are shifted and redirected through other countries, so we anticipate that over the next year, immediately, we will see
more into asia trade that then goes -- intra-asia trade. even africa is becoming an attractive country from which the u.s. will import. especially ethiopia is one country where we see cap benefits for manufacturers -- tech benefits for manufacturers. benefits for latin america and mexico, arising in the u.s. without the trade tariff impact. the biggest impact since last week is the shoe industry, and this will hit the consumers, but quickly, there will be results and reshuffling. shery: thank you so much for that. kerstin braun joining us from singapore. we have an alert on the bloomberg, developing headline from south korea. the deputy finance minister saying the uncertainties are expanding in the korean market. south korea will take quick, contingencysteps on
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ritika: this is "daybreak asia." the trade war is taking another dramatic turn with the u.s. treasury designating china as a currency manipulator. president trump started the move criticizing the yuan's greatest falls and suggesting the federal reserve should take action in response. that follows beijing responding to the threat of additional tariffs by letting the yuan moree to its weakest in than a decade. they are asking state-owned imports ofo suspend u.s. farm produce. the escalation in the trade war pushed a treasury recession
indicator to its highest warning level since 2007. rates on tenure notes sank, almost erasing the surge that followed president trump's election. they yielded 32 basis points less than three-month bills. extreme guiltt her in version since the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. north korea launched more projectile, ramping up the pressure on the divided peninsula. dhe north file -- fire weapons. the latest comes as south korea and the u.s. began military drills which pyongyang described as a violation between an agreement with kim jong-un and president trump. the indian rupee fell the most in almost six years as the government scrapped the special status for kashmir. triggered protests from local residents.
critics of india's hindu nationalist led government see the move as an attempt to dilute of kashmir. global news, 24 hours a day, on air and @tictoc on twitter, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. i am ritika gupta. this is bloomberg. we are seeing household spending for the month of june year on year growing 2.7%. better than expected. a slowdown for the month of may. we have seen some bad weather in japan dampening spending on leisure activities. bloomberg economics say the weakness in manufacturers corporate profits could drag on wage growth. household spending growing to .7% in the month of june. labor cash earnings you're on your growing at 4%, which is better than an estimated -- year on year, growing at 4%, which is
better than estimated. ofcould see more gains ahead that sales tax hike in october, leading up to september. paul. thanks, shery. the unrest in hong kong continues as protesters move to shut the city down with a general strike on monday. there are clashes between pro-and anti-beijing camps. sophie kamaruddin is watching developments. sophie, what has been happening? scene, paul, to set the it is no longer unusual to see antigovernment and anti-police graffiti and posters lining the streets while surrounding the legislative council building. amongst the rubbish, we see manuals for respirators and other graffiti and posters. i also have in my hand a list of the five key demand for protesters which have not changed in the two months since the class began on june -- c
lash began on june 9. these protests will bring the city to ruin, they say. anrie lam's emphasis on my order without making concessions to protesters demand is not being well received. clashes between demonstrators and police began early in the day with tear gas been used to dispel crowds here as well as at other rallying points around the city including residential neighborhoods, which brings the protests even closer to home for local hong kongers. attacked some police headquarters. seen slowingis not down, with more demonstrations expected in the coming weeks. tomorrow, august 7, a lawyers being organized to call for an independent commission of inquiry. shery. shery: what is the endgame for
protesters? when are we expecting to break the impasse for beijing? the endgame is not entirely clear because you had carrie lam and the hong kong government doubling down around maintaining law and order, putting the onus on the police of sensibly -- of sensibly. -- obstensibly. we are seeing tension building with protesters around their demands not being met. we have seen a clear evolution of the demonstration from when it was first focused on the extradition bill and the withdrawal. isng forward, the economy something the hong kong government and beijing will use more publico garner support. later today, we are expecting officials from the hong kong office in beijing to announce something new. this would be the second time onr that china has commented hong kong in this manner.
we are expecting again some attempts to focus on the economic damage. with protesters being detained, more than 500 so far is a tally since june 9 clashes began, it is unlikely we will see protesters back down while their demands have yet to be heard. just taking a look at what is going on around me, it has to be said that this is coming the norm. morning traffic continuing even after a night of clashes in hong kong. shery: sophie kamaruddin from the streets of hong kong. let's return to the markets. we are half an hour away from the open in tokyo, sydney, and seoul. let's turn to selina wang. what are you watching? selina: i am watching right now one-monthre -- volatility. as you can see from this chart, it has been spiking ever since beijing allow the currency to weaken past seven to the dollar. almost tripleed the close on thursday, which is
the biggest two-day gain since china devalued the currency on august 20 15th. the boring days of the yuan are august 2015. the boring days of the yuan are over. he said they will not be manipulating the currency. switching boards, taking a look at the japanese yen, deflation in the trade tensions has led to this big rush in safe haven assets left again. it is climbing, hitting its strongest level in january against the dollar. that knock on effect of the knock on effect of other em currencies, that is a headache for the boj since it s slumping economy does not need that. paul: thank you very much for that, selina. more on what we should be watching as trading gets underway in asia. us.assets editor joins
one of the hardest hit amongst this trading currency crossfire. it is career that is really feeling the brunt of it all, isn't it? -- korea that is really feeling the brunt of it all, isn't it? particular, wen know, were severely hit on fears that we are now seeing the start of a currency war. we have got a chart that shows the correlation between em currencies. the offshore yuan is the strongest it has ever been. going back to korea, what is adding pressure is this spat with japan where tokyo has removed seoul from a list of trusted exporters. seoul retaliated, saying it will do the same. you have this export dependent economy. it is caught in the crossfire of the u.s.-china trade war and is concerned that you will see a -- in demand for
chips. shery: given this risk off sentiment, we continue to see those traditional and sort of nontraditional a haven assets in ground. >> -- safe haven assets gain ground. to 1500 andld go up downs. we also saw bond yields tumbled in just this morning in australia. the 10 year bond yield is now below 1%. that is for the first time ever. bitcoin,tocurrencies, rallying towards the 12,000 of all, and they are being seen as a place to shelter in these times of distress and also began, as -- the again, as selina mentioned, heading towards the 105 level, a level it has not gone through since the crash we saw at the beginning of january. so safe havens still in place
today as this rout does not look likely to let up and investors looking for somewhere less risky to park their money. shery: thank you so much for that. bloomberg's asia cross-asset editor. you can find her chart on the gtv library. more to come. 20 this is bloomberg. ♪ -- plenty more to come. this is bloomberg. ♪
wery: we have an alert that are following. we are now seeing this op-ed released by former fed chairs paul volcker, alan greenspan, and others. they are talking about the need for this independence. they are saying they are united in the conviction that the fed and his chairman be permitted to act independently and in the best interest of the economy, free of short-term political pressures and without the threat of removal.
we continue to see more pressure coming from president trump for the fed to continue to ease policy. we are seeing this head on the wall street journal. now, we continue to talk also about the trade headlines and the ongoing tensions. goldman sachs has factored in the trade war. the question is, how do you strategize around the next potential escalation? joining us on the line from atlanta is goldman sachs global head of an and emerging-market -- fx and emerging-market strategy. we continue to see this traditional safe haven for japanese yen. is that where we should be going? >> absolutely. thank you for having me on. i think the ongoing trade conflict is very positive for the yen. it remains one of the few
undervalued safe haven assets globally despite a sizable move we had already. we think dollar-yen is still a bit too high. the yen is still a bit cheap relative to the dollar and we have to further that a claim. we think two 103 or beyond -- two 103 or beyond that. the yen has been the main beneficiary of the conflict and we think that will continue to be the case. paul: for how long do you expect to continue to tolerate the u.s. dollar at levels where it is? we had a few conversations about potential intervention. >> intervention is a rising risk in the u.s.. no doubt about that. although his advisers seem to have rejected the idea a couple of weeks ago, if we continue to see a mix of slower u.s. growth
and a stronger dollar and perhaps a fed that is not interested in cutting rates more aggressively, i think you cannot entirely ruled out intervention. it is harder to say is what currencies that might the against. and the yen are strengthening already versus the dollar. it would not seem to be a real need for intervention today. there is a kind of question about whether the u.s. president would be willing to intervene in the chinese yuan, which is the currency at the center of the dispute today. we think intervention is less it seemsan not, but clear the white house desires to see a weaker exchange rate to improve manufacturing competitiveness, so currency intervention is going to be part of the toolkit for the time being. shery: we continue to see this
growing list of negatives for the euro. what are the implications for the european currency when you are seeing president trump now designating china a currency manipulator and we know he is not happy about europe either? >> we're seeing the euro appreciates significantly in the last couple of days but we think that is a temporary phenomenon as investors close euro funded yen carry trades. iso funded long mexican peso probably the single most popular carry trade in fx markets over the last year or so. so we do not think the news from the last few days is fundamentally positive for the euro area. we think it is clearly fundamentally negative given the euro area of openness to trade and the desire of the ecb. although it has been bouncing in the last couple of days, we think it will most likely head lower, especially over the next
1.5 months ahead of the september ecb meeting. our next guest --s is probably lower. uess is probably lower. it could be quite damaging to the euro area economy given its openness and exposure to the manufacturing sector. paul: all right. goldman sachs cohead of fx and ian strategies, zach pandl, thanks very much for joining us. let's get more now on the latest development in the u.s.-china trade war. joining us is resident scholar -- you take a contrarian yo among among this say -- view all of this saying it is negligible and everyone needs to keep their head. can you explain a little bit more? >> apparently, that is not a popular view on wall street today, but when people talk about damage to the american
economy, the american economy, gdp, was $21 trillion last year. when people talk about $30 billion damage to consumers, that is really a drop in the bucket, a rounding error. it could not be that there is a material impact we are seeing on consumers that matters to the american economy as a whole. it has to be something else which is scaring stock market traders. paul: something is definitely scaring stock market traders and things seem to be escalating on the trade front. this appears to be working into a currency war as well. a lot of people have money in the stock market. americans, 401(k)s, other pension funds around the world, showed us how quickly things can escalate and get out of control. those the selloff we are seeing make more sense in the context? >> you had a huge problem of freezing financial markets.
we do not have anything like that now. let's take the american designation of china as a currency manipulator off of a 1.4% long-overdue evaluation. that is not substantively important. drop,ow, the stock market they drop, so you cannot deny what the market is doing, but even a blow to u.s. household wealth, it has risen $40 trillion 2010. you white $1 trillion off of nasdaq capitalization, it just knocks you off a few months. it is about vulnerability to market valuations and fear. the fear is of something nebulous. it is not of u.s. current the manipulation. it is not caps on consumers -- ariffs on consumers. it pertains to a few stocks rather than the u.s. economy as a whole. shery: we know how focused president trump has been on the stock markets. is there an inherent trump put
beijing is counting on that president trump will that down if the markets take a big hit? derek: that is a really interesting question. obviously, the first response today, where the markets dropped like a stone and the u.s. call china a currency manipulator off of a very small action by the chinese, in the case of president is not sensitive to stop -- you to stocks, you have to ask what is wrong here. it looks like the president does not believe they will do what he wants them to do. andas positive at osaka then he has since lost not believe that he can make a deal -- lost that belief with the he has locked that believes that he can make a deal with the chinese. shery: can beijing trust the trump administration? he has invented different steps with how they have treated the nafta negotiations despite the fact that they got a new renegotiated usmca.
and then threatening mexico with new tariffs on immigration. derek: there is no question that u.s. policy on trade has been unstable for a variety of countries. you look at the chinese response, they might think we cannot come to a trade deal. we know what the president wants. he wants more u.s. exports. china was willing to accommodate him on just the export side, a partial deal could be made. this is the lifeline that is still out there. traders who are worried about u.s.-china trade. a partial deal is possible. it does not seem that u.s. can get anything it wants. the westld not trust cannot demand more at that point. if the u.s. wants more exports, which the president wants, there could be some sort of compromise. china buys some more u.s. goods. this issue is shelved for a while and that is the path going forward. see some weakness in
the chinese economy. we had some comments today. she says some republicans believe the chinese economy is on the brink of collapse. doesn't that puts things into a more precarious states? there might be action in the south china sea. derek: i do not think the chinese economy is on the brink of collapse. i think that is an exaggeration. indebted older countries do not collapse. they just sort of stopped. that is a misread of the situation in china. one of the things to consider is if the u.s. has the upper hand on a trade war because we are less trade dependent, it is in china's interest to expand outside of the trade war. tothe united states wants win the trade conflict with china, we can. if everyone knows that, you are right to point to a risk. we can cause other trouble. the example of that to now has
been north korea, where the president has been willing to cut china some slack when he saw progress was being made on north korea. i do not think it is an accident. we have your point, seen some more missile launches from north korea as well. american enterprise resident scholar derek scissors, thanks for a much for joining us. we have more ahead on "daybreak asia." stay with us. this is bloomberg. ♪
shery: let's get a quick check of the latest business flash headlines. pershing square -- said to have quit his position. we are told he decided to sell the united rather than fight its takeover. he had opposed the deal in june saying it lacks strategic sense. he says his dropped payroll processor -- he dropped payroll
processor adp because "much of the low hanging fruit has been plucked." -- after swinging to a first quarter loss and warning that full-year profit will collapse. shares in japan's third biggest dealmaker sank the most since 2017.his net loss was more than $11 million in the three-month since june and it sees net income dropping 72%. we have markets opening in tokyo, sydney, and seoul at the top of the hour. lindo wing is here to tell it -- selina wang is here to tell us what to watch. selina: i am looking ahead to the market open. it is looking like another weak and volatile day. look at the nikkei futures, down more than 2.7%. australia down more than 2.65%. open.nts to a very weak investors seem to be grasping
what the potential means for a protracted conflict between the world's two largest economies. we saw, as we mentioned earlier, haven assets like gold and the yen really rallying, and bitcoin attaching -- approaching $12,000. traders were really rushing to hedge their positions. boards, in addition to all caps literally around the global macro picture, there are also a slew of earnings coming out of japan. some of the stocks i am watching include softbank corp., which reported earnings yesterday, revenue, and income gains. the mobile segment increased due to subscribers due to its plus plan. i am watching out for earnings at united arrows, which operates fashion stores. paul: thanks very much. coming up on the next hour of "daybreak asia," as the asian trading day gets underway, we are going to hear from a market
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the drama heaps more pressure on markets. there are fears there is a trade war and currency wars at the same time. shery: protest flare in hong kong. formal response to the growing unrest. let's get straight to market action with selina. seems the market direction is clear -- down we go. itina: it has been -- to say is a busy week for investors is an understatement. nikkei down 2%, the same with the topix. we are watching the japanese yen. we are expecting more pain from emerging markets. japan'stioned earlier, headache is the strengthening yen. looking at korea, weakness there. there finance ministers said south korea will take quick and
bold measures based on a contingency plan to stabilize market volatility. it has also had a sluggish economy. that combined with trade escalation and yen weakness has increased uncertainty, not to mention japan sanctions on south korea from japan. let's look at sydney futures. australia we are watching for the reserve bank's decision, the official cash rate target we expect to be unchanged. new zealand, expecting interest rate cuts later this week. and also unemployment data from new zealand. paul: thanks. let's check in on the first word news. four heads ofs the federal reserve jointly calling for independence of the central bank. penned an op-ed in the wall
street journal saying it operates best when free of short-term political pressure. removeere threats to officials for political reasons. the latest escalation in the trade war pushed to the highest warning level since 2007. rates on 10 year notes sunk to erasing the surge that followed president trump's election. most extreme yield curve inversion since the lead up to crisis. china expected to comment later tuesday on the protest in hong kong. make only the second public statement since the handover in 1997. protesters,-beijing a strike disrupted transport. police arrested some who had
links to triad gangs. jeremy corbyn said he will call a vote of confidence in the boris johnson government when parliament returns next month to protect -- prevent leaving without a deal. tosaid johnson is trying slip it past lawmakers and voters. they will return from recess september 3. rupee fell.uby -- it triggered protest from local residents and pakistan. critics see the move as an attempt to dilute the democratic majority kashmir. 2400ed by more than journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. this is bloomberg.
just: asian markets are starting to open and react to the u.s.-china trade war. declaring china a currency manipulator a few hours ago. the topix dropping more than 2%. erasing all of its year today gains. the 10 year yield now below 1.7%. let's bring in wes goodman. we are continuing to see this huge reaction. u.s. futures down 1.5%. nikkei down 2.8%. the topix erasing the gains. thiswe continue to see action reverberate through asian markets until we get the yuan fixing? obviously the outlook for stocks is not good as the trade war escalates, but you are right
that the yuan fixing will be critical. the yuane decline in yesterday that said all of this off. everyonehe bellwether is looking at. that declines further, will mean further downside for stocks. fixing itself would be a good opportunity for china to signal what it wants next in this trade escalation. if it fixes the yuan weaker, that will be a snub to the u.s. that will be assigned they are not concerned about being called a currency manipulator. there is a school of thought, why should they be concerned about it? they already face all of these tariffs. they are already under an enormous amount of tariffs. is stronger,an
that is a different sign, that iny want to seek moderation these trade tensions. wouldk a stronger fixing fix the inequality we are seeing. moves toare seeing big the downside on this stock market open. you are writing that the real action is in the bond market. so. yeah, i think stocks, everyone is lamenting what is going on in stocks. if you are a bondholder, rejoicing. treasury yields plunging. last time i.71% looked. now people are talking about 1.5% the next stopping point.
some signals from the bond market are showing yields can keep falling. the premium is at a record low. two breakeven rates that are tumbling. most of all people are expecting the fed to keep cutting interest rates. last week we were talking about the fed being one and done or -- done.on people are betting on four more cuts by the middle part of next year. incident -- inan singapore, thank you. let's look at more implications, what beijing is going to do in response. let's bring in our china correspondent tom mackenzie. yuan move above seven and the u.s. declaring china a currency manipulator.
i guess it is china's move? tom: the gloves are off. the interesting part of this from a chinese perspective, up until yesterday, china had been holding firm on this line in terms of the currency, doing everything it could to ensure it did not go above that seven level as talks continued. now it removed that support even when we are expecting chinese negotiators to head to washington to can -- continue these negotiations in september. china has run out of patience. there is a meeting between senior leaders at this coastal resort in china where we are likely to get clarity on the back of that meeting. it seems since may when trump the chinese side broke up sideiations, the chinese has become more tough in terms of the stance.
they want to see tariffs removed and a more balanced deal. what about retaliatory measures? we have had the blocking of chinese companies from agricultural goods from the u.s. additional measures china could take, we could get additional tariffs. billionort about $130 worth of good. they are currently tariffing $1 10 billion. with heavyations exposure to chinese markets could face more pressure around the whole load of deals, whether it is deals, licensing, checks, compliance issues. concern ofbe of a u.s. companies with a heavy footprint in china. companies could be published as well.
the question is whether or not china looks to sell u.s. treasuries. we should not dismiss that as a possible idea. gauging inare we terms of what the beijing strategy is? are they trying to wait out the 2020 elections here in the u.s.? this?r can they take china has felt burnt a couple times in negotiations with the u.s. with wilbur ross in 2017 agreeing to what was called and 90 day deal. liu he going to d.c. and telling the state media the end to the trade war, they would be no tariff trade war. weeks later trump put tariffs on. recently with this announcement by president trump he would put billiondditional $300
of chinese goods it them by surprise. they have run out of patience. they have three key demands and one includes removing all tariffs to get some kind of trade deal. yes, it looks like they are digging in for the long haul. sources in beijing suggest they would wait this out until after the november elections in 2020 to see who comes out of that and whether they can get what china would see as a more reasonable conversation. for the moment they will put the pressure on those states in the u.s.. there is a political side to that and the currency remains in focus. we will be looking at that fixing at 9:00 to see whether we go up or down from here. tom mackenzie, thanks for keeping an eye on that. tradeto come, why latest war escalation is a game changer
strategist and joins us from singapore. given what we have thing -- seen with the chinese yuan, how much longer are we expecting the yuan stay above the seven per dollar level? jingyi pan: good morning, thanks for having me. [indiscernible] if wed not be surprised see prices ending at level. been the reason we have seeing this trade tension escalation coming sudden. away not going to go anytime soon. [indiscernible] a rude awakening from president trump's latest tweet last week.
it is viewed as a retaliation method, this [indiscernible] the pboc letting it go at the end of the week. i think they are both in a situation where they are ready to stake out the fight. we may see tensions persisting for a while. it could keep the yuan weaker until the end of the year. shery: this will come at a cost for beijing, right? sandought the line in the at seven was because of concerns of capital outflows and de-anchoring currency conditions. jingyi pan: i would say prior to the rout, silver lining for the chinese authorities, significant expectations in the market to see the more supportive measures
coming through. this is on the fiscal end in terms of more tax cuts, expecting to triple into 2020. it has allowed the chinese , like this view of the fed in terms of the latest rate cut, to have ammunition to can -- continue this fight. see not think we will continuing declines, even if prices are on the soft side. paul: i want to bring up this chart on the bloomberg terminal onshore yuanhina's . what does the pboc do?
do they let this blow through seven as well? i would say in this case it is a wildcard because we have seen the latest currency manipulation accusation from the trump administration. we have to see what this move is. i think it is like a chess game. china overtime has been trying to curb yuan weakness. this could be out of goodwill as well. position,inese may [indiscernible] extent they might not keep prices different from where we were yesterday. volatility, we
could find a surprise like we saw on monday. paul: you described that as a wildcard. there is another potential wildcard, the idea of intervention from the u.s. we have not seen that from the 1990's. with the u.s. go that route? jingyi pan: at this point in time i do not think it is a likelihood because i think we will see it get a little too ugly. there have been a lot of twists and turns. it does remain to be seen. as far as what we have seen from the trump administration, suggestions from steve mnuchin, to see how the issue could be resolved [indiscernible] i do not see things going that
far yet, paul. joining us from singapore. want to get some news on the bloomberg terminal. iron ore prices continuing to slip. 96.90 per ton.o we had been used away 120 handle. we have seen the aussie dollar slipping along with this. 1.8%.wn rio tinto up 1.4%. fortescue metals, their only product is iron ore. that is 3% or a shade under. more in a moment. this is bloomberg. ♪
continues as protesters moved to shut the city down with a general strike on monday. tensions flare between pro-and anti-beijing camp with 80 people arrested overnight. sophie kamaruddin is watching developments. the unrest showing no signs of abating. sophie: that is the general theme here. i will walk between the pacific mall and legislative council building. it looks like things are returning to normal after a night of unrest, which saw clashes between police and demonstrators. rubbish from overnight has been cleared. we saw an army of street sleep -- street sweepers clearing rubbish and posters, antigovernment anti-police posters.
no end game insight. we think about the bigger picture, the government not making any concessions the protesters demands which have been unchanged. more demonstrations are planned in the weeks to come, including one scheduled tomorrow. flight cancellations, trains halted, what are we expecting today? sophie: we have aarned protesters are to hold conference this morning. it is unclear which group is the organizer. to hold their daily press conference at 4:00 p.m. hong kong time at their thequarters, at one of stations attacked by protesters on monday. while there are no protest planned for today that we are aware of, there may be a potential spark when china's hong kong office in beijing
makes an announcement scheduled for 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. underlie -- daily underlined support for carrie lam. to punish commitment violent crime. sophie kamaruddin, thank you. let's get a quick check of the latest business flash headlines. scrappingg group bonuses for staff after an ,nquiry into misconduct individual bonuses for the vast majority will be replaced with an incentive payment on the overall performance of the bank. senior executives will still receive individual bonuses. hsbc fell sharply in london after confirming lands to eliminate more jobs. ceo'sollows news of the
departure with the loss of 4000 positions, mainly among senior staff. flint stepped down and already started training jobs across the hsbc group. the cuts should take a year to complete. ofriott slumps after shares $.69 in the last quarter compared to $1.87 a year ago. it was forced to take a $126 million related to a massive data breach. the marriott also narrowed for your guidance for available thes to between 1% and 2%, lower end of the range. taking a, japan beating amid trade escalations. the topix headed for a loss. we go to tokyo for the latest. this is bloomberg. ♪ this is bloomberg. ♪
reporter: this is daybreak asia. the trade war is taking another term with the u.s. treasury designating china as a currency manipulator. president started the move, criticizing the latest fall of the yuan and suggesting the federal reserve to take action for the follows beijing responding to the threats of additional tariffs by letting the yuan tumble to its weakest and more than a decade. they are also asking state owned companies to suspend imports of u.s. firm produce fair -- farm produce. the u.k. will join a shipping in the gulf -- join to protect shipping in the gulf. they will safeguard the strait
of hormuz, but e.u. nations have been reluctant. cooperating with the u.s. marks a shift in strategy. the u.k. previously called for a european's initiative -- european initiative to protect shipping. north korea has launched more projectiles, ramping up the pressure on the divided peninsula. the north fired to unidentified weapons into the east sea before dawn. the latest tests, as south korea and the u.s. began the terry drills which pyongyang describes as a violation of an agreement struck between kim jong-un and president trump in singapore. wall street's biggest fall has seen the wealthiest 500 people losing 2% of their net worth. 21 members of the bloomberg billionaires index lost $1 billion or more. jeff bezos lost the more, shutting the $.4 billion as --
shedding $3.4 billion. he is still pretty well-off. global news 24 hours a day, on air and @tictoc on twitter, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. this is bloomberg. back to the turmoil in global stock markets after the biggest drop in 18 months. we have reporters in beijing, tokyo and new york standing by to bring you the latest action and outlook. let's go to selina wang in beijing with the big picture on asia. it seems to be a sea of red. things are getting worse and worse, seeing a lot of pressure across the asia market as trade war escalates. it is more like a forever problem with no immediate solution.
a key factor to watch as trading gets underway is what will china's response be to all of this, whether they will have a stronger or weaker fixing, how tolerant they will be of the declines. showing a lot of weakness, a lot of pressure in japan given all of the trade war pressures. i want to locate stocks i am watching in hong kong. raila government owned operator, has been immune to this dispute but facing difficulties with the violent protests. demonstrations for nine straight weekends, and they have disrupted train services. cathay pacific also down for percent. -- 4%. there have been disruptions to flights and it has worsened after strikes bringing transportation to a standstill. more than 70 flights leaving
hong kong have been canceled. macau not a good picture, down 6%. casino operators have been pressured amid the trade war and protests. paul: thank you. to do you -- to get you some news, the bank of korea will be meeting on the u.s. labeling china as a currency manipulator. the meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. they will also be discussing the slide in u.s. stock markets. weakerpi is feet -- is right now. let's focus on the selloff in japanese equities. joining us is our reporter from tokyo. how bad is it? like selena mentioned, falling more than 2% and everybody is watching close to see if the fall will be as bad as 3%.
we were in a similar situation yesterday where we were watching to see if the topix fall as much as 3% which would be the worst decline this year and the worst since christmas last year when the index fell 5%. the reason is like we said, the ongoing dispute with the u.s. and china because we don't see an immediate end to the dispute and how bad it will get, we don't know. the yen is going higher and higher, around its highest level since january. this will have negative implications for the earnings. people are worried what will happen going forward. rishaad: shery: goldman sachs saying earlier the yen is one of the few undervalued safe haven isets globally but it earnings season gray we have 100 companies reporting out of japan -- season. we have 100 companies reporting out of japan. what are they saying? min jeong: the earnings are not
impressive. it is within expectations but the concern is whether this is the bottom of the earnings for japan or whether we are in for a worst quarter in september. there is no clear answer but investors are hoping this will be the bottom. if you see the yen surging at a pace like this, the understanding is the outlook's may be adjusted -- outlooks may be adjusted because of japan's export reliance. we have to see how the yen moves on a trade dispute develops forward to make outlooks look better from here. shery: thank you so much. our japanese stocks reporter there. another volatile day when wall street opens later tuesday. it will be the first time the open market reacts to the u.s. designating china a currency manipulator. we see the s&p 500 futures tumbling.
this is after the regular session where the vix surged 40%. say expect more of the same, another surge in the vix, another selloff in stocks and another surge in yields. or's go into the bloomberg look at the futures. we are deep in the red. it is down more than 1% pretty much across the board. some strategists are saying everything will get clobbered. prepare for this. they believe the more the u.s. does, the more upset the chinese get. we could be down another 8% from here. something the market has overreacted. let's go into the bloomberg because the velocity of the selloff on monday is of note here. 5% from thedropped records we had days ago. it did that in less than six sessions. it has only done that twice in the past decade of the bull
market, followed that quickly. let's go to the stoxx. the semi conductor index. the five-day chart shows you how it has fallen in five days. it has lost more than 10% in that time and monday alone it lowest, 3.6%. the to give you an idea of the stocks to watch into tuesday, chip stocks will be on the watchlist. apple was down more than 5% in the monday session showing the level of weakness in tech but nvidia even outside that, so many of the chip stocks which not only are coming off strong momentum but they are in the bullseye of a lot of these tariffs. bank of america pacing the losses in credit cards and financial firms. international the equivalent companies particularly john deere really
caught in whatever the opposite of the suites about -- the sweet spot is, the sour spot. paul: let's talk about commodities. a iron ore continue to slip, oil continues to slip, gold is a bright spot. surging asd bitcoin you would expect as people chase safe havens. let's start with oil because what is noteworthy if you talk to traders who have been in oil trading for a long time is there was yet another tanker incident in the mideast and it is hard to offset that. the trade concerns and how it will affect durant is offsetting -- demand is upsetting. you can see this in the five-day chart, the terrific drop off the cliff.
bigger picture, oil has closed down," 60, west texas intermediate and many expect we will see more of a selloff as it down, -- closed gold etf hit a high for the year. we see a lot of investors, not just professionals, use the etf to quickly shift the weighting of portfolios but a lot of retail ones as well. gold commodity itself near all-time highs, six-year high, trading most of the recent sessions. a lot of the soft commodities we saw a range of moves. they are in the extended hours moving higher. there were strong gyrations hit by the trade concerns and the weather issues in the u.s.. that makes it a difficult trade for investors at this moment. paul: thank you for that.
we have more ahead, talking currencies. let's take a look at how those markets are moving right now. 105.apanese yen at goldman sachs thinks that could strengthen further. the korean won is around 112 and the aussie dollar getting near a 10 year low at 67.76. the reserve bank of australia will have its decision in four hours. there is the currency of the moment, the offshore yuan pushing about that seven handle. we will have more on currencies. we have a head of forex joining us. this is bloomberg. ♪
on the map it says the trade war escalation is a game changer for the forecast of the australian and new zealand dollars. the foreign-exchange markets, head of forex strategy joins us now in sydney. thank you for joining us. let's start with the aussie dollar and the chart on the bloomberg. we have seen this a couple of times today. we are going now a -- towards a 10 year low. good news for the rba, they can stop talking about wishing for the currency to be lower. where is the floor? >> it is be careful what you wish for. one of your guests was saying, we know the rba would like a weaker currency but the circumstances under which it is being achieved are far from desirable with the latest escalation of the trade spat and the global economic outlook, let alone what it means for china in
the short-term. in recent going to be weeks and months, it has been trading as the preferred emerging-market proxy. tried to say how far the dollar-china exchange rate is allowed to rise will be pivotal to how low we go. the chinese want to moderate the pace of decline and safe to say we see a move up to 725. 7.25. the aussie would represent reasonable value and that could be the levels we expect to see the economy and push of a -- in australia and try to hedge at attractive levels. we have yet to put a new tail on the donkey but levels around 65 don't look unreasonable. paul: the fate of the aussie enacted to the yuan. i want to did your thoughts on new zealand. we have the rbnz meeting in this
context tomorrow. the new zealand dollar his holding up well. we have had unemployment numbers today, look at the cross rate with the aussie, parity. icehe champagne has been on for the parity since the americans kept it. every time we think it will get there, it doesn't. for as emerging markets, proxy in china is a concern. the aussie tends to win out. that is one of the reasons the aussie-kiwi has been going lower. we have had still are labor market numbers today. that is challenging the thoughts that will creep into the market. the rbnz could be minded to cut by 50 basis points tomorrow morning. that will be expensed for the the being -- expunged for time being. aussie-kiwi down here, makes the kiwi look rich. at this stage we are not prepared to counter the idea of a swift move down pour through
the parity level. shery: we are minutes away from the yuan daily fixing. what should we expect? i have not gone a number in my head but that fixing was literally 10 or 20 six away from where the market expected and the fact it was above 6.90 was the spark for that mark above 70. depending on which side of the expectation we come in, we expect to see the market moving? it is very unlikely the chinese authorities will cancel another big leap higher. they have to balance the imperative of wanting to do something to offset the impacts of the latest trade tariffs, bearing in mind additional tariffs on the u.s. will not make much difference but they have got to balance against the needs first -- the needs first financial stability. income today we should
expect moves in the dollar-cny which will be ordinary from here on. shery: are we expecting more pressure on the chinese yuan given the tariffs will kick in from the u.s. in september, not to mention some chinese companies could have speculative positions betting that the yuan can hold around that seven level? it did not happen. is the pressure inevitable at this point? >> we have not seen signs of the authorities making the cost of being short the cnh prohibiting. we have not seen that in the highball. in that sense the authorities are not concerned but going forward you have to think about the negative for corporate china is in terms of servicing offshore foreign currency denominated debt, funding that the chinese want -- the chinese yuan and adding to the cost of those liabilities.
it is reason to think we are not going -- the chinese are not going to allow the currency to go to the downside from here. with tariffs, 10% tariffs coming in on those $300 billion, who is to say it won't be more than 10% in a manner of weeks? there is no reason to think part of china's retaliatory response will be to do further weakening of the yuan? paul: you were talking about the strong correlation of china and the aussie dollar, but the correlation between the yuan and em currencies is very strong. we can see that chart here on the terminal. correlation has never really been stronger. em currencies are getting pounded including the korean won . where does the pain and? -- end/ >> there are a lot of idiosyncratic things with japan and korea and the korean won is one of the most liquid emerging-market currencies and it is a little bit like the
australian dollar as a preferred em risk proxy because of the liquidity available. out -- not like to call but the broader point you make and the reason the aussie dollar is linked to china is because of the china-em links. models that try to price this fairly early in relation to a broad sway. em equities, local currency bond spreads and telling us the currency is doing pretty much what it should. if there is another 2% or 3% decline in em currencies, that sort of feedthrough to that dollar being down. shery: where do you see the japanese yen? we had goldman sachs saying the japanese yen remains one of the few undervalued safe haven assets locally. we have seen significant more strength here already at the strongest level since april last year against the u.s. dollar. that is certainly consistent
with where we are. if you look at some of the they fundamental drivers that are supplying volatility in dollar-yen, u.s. bond yields because japanese yields are fixed and zero effectively. what is happening with equity markets and gold at the moment, that model will tell you what is right. but the gold, based on the likes of gold in isolation and if you think the gold price will continue to be supported, that is consistent with levels near 100. certainly down and through 105. levels close to 100 we would not want to rule those out. north gold prices goes particularly. for joining usu from sydney. if you missed any part of that conversation, tv is your function. watch past interviews and watch
shery: we have another on this designating -- on this developing story with china being designated a currency regulator. -- currency manipulator. japan's that this was unexpected. they will keep watching -- japan said this was unexpected. they will keep watching the fx markets may we heard from korea's minister on international affairs. they say this will not impact the korean status, seeing that neighboring countries are pretty concerned about this latest development. we know the u.s. continues to keep japan, south korea, germany and other nations on their currency watchlist. what tot a look at watch in markets later this morning. wait for the china market open, i am watching for the yuan daily fixing. we will see if it will be tolerating more weakness or look
for strength and stability. we heard the pboc say they would be fighting short-term speculation and stabilize market expectations but we are seeing the offshore yuan blow past the $7 range. -- seven per dollar range. looking at xiaomi and another one. the chinese authorities will allow local investors to buy shares of popular technology companies listed in hong kong. xiaomi and this other one went half public last year. they are the first to use the hong kong exchange's new rules that allow the dual class share voting structures. this would be a big boost to the hong kong exchange since it would benefit from a dramatically increased trading volume. paul: let's get a check of the business flash headlines. square quit its position in the united technologies sans adp.
they decided to sell united rather than fight the takeover of raytheon. he opposed the deal in june saying it lacked strategic sense. he also has dropped paper will processor adp because low hanging fruit has been plucked. shery: amazon is letting alexa users opt out of human reviews of the voice recordings, saying it violates privacy. now customers can remove the recordings from a tool that can be analyzed by in-laws -- by amazon workers. there was a team of thousands listening from alexa audio requests. some of the viewers had access to certain personal data. billionaire isan expanding into tech and will take on amazon. reliance industries is buying a startup funded by google that will pay $42 million for a controlling stake.
they operate the find platform and he plans to transform it from a grocery store and neighborhood store environment into an online retail powerhouse. shery: let's look at the futures trading, u.s. futures are slumping down 1.2%. the u.s.fter designated china a currency manipulator pre-we will see taiex futures down 2%. this is have chinese futures closed for hours ago but the offshore yuan now continuing to weaken. this as we are awaiting the onshore yuan daily fixing in the next hour. plenty more to come. this is bloomberg. ♪ ♪
tom: it is 9:00tom: a.m., welcome to bloomberg china open. i am tom mackenzie. david: i am david ingles. we are counting down to the start of trade on the chinese mainland. let's get your top stories. stocks across asia extending to global declines. fears grow over a trade war and a currency war flaring at the same time. tom: tensions are rising as the u.s. designates china a currency manipulator. president trump wants the fed to take action. more clashes of protest