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[访谈录] 【整理】2008-12-02&12-04 亚洲经济前景猜想

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We've heard about the government helping out Citigroup yesterday. Today the US Federal Reserve announced that they are going to help infuse 800 billion dollars, (Right. ) what else is going to be changing the markets in the coming weeks? Well, certainly the efforts that have been most recently announced are aimed at trying to get mortgage rates down. Because although we've seen interest rates cut significantly over the last year or so, mortgage rates have stayed stubbornly high, so the Fed's latest action is aimed at trying to get borrowing cost down for households. And it's eh, as we get closer to short term interest rates getting to zero, you are gonna to see more and more, I guess, unorthodox measures being taken by the Fed. In addition, I think what analysts are looking for, what investment managers are looking for, are more fiscal stimulus and we are probably gonna see some sort of package announced in Europe, um, today or later this week and we expect to see fiscal stimulus in the US as well.

 

And another big headline is the big merger, they have been talking about it for months, BHP and Rio Tinto, obviously not going to merge, where the commodities stand right now? Well, certainly commodities had a fantastic run, and we ve seen a lot of the heat taken out / that market. Partly as a result of investors believing that the economic slowdown is gonna lower the demand for commodities, but also because commodities have really emerged yet again as being a financial asset with a lot of speculation in that market, and a lot of the heat that's been taken out has been a reaction to the deleverage in the financial system, which is not only affecting commodities but is also affecting liquidity in the financial system.

 

And talking about forecast, IMF is cutting its GDP for Asia to 6%. And the International Monetary Fund basically has said, you know, it's pushing more countries to do push for economic stimulus plans, and you said, you know we might hear one for, uh , out of the European, (Yes. ) who else could we? Well, we have already seen a massive package in China which amounts to sort of 17, 18% of GDP. Whether or not the mainland can actually spend that amount of money, it takes time to transmit the money into projects, into fiscal stimulus programs, that remains to be seen, but we are gonna see, need to see a more coordinated effort, particularly in the US and with Europe to try and stimulate demand, trying to get that money into the market/ in terms of supporting the consumer, particularly in the US, before we are gonna see business confidence come back. And that's really what investors are looking at now. They are looking through next year's earnings really, at the macro numbers. Weak job data, you know, prices, CPI reducing, so you are looking at prospects of deflation, you know, weaker wage growth which is really not supportive of growth as we look out into 09 and 10.

 

Let s concentrate on the confidence, ah, you know, there are some companies that are doing well, (indeed) ah Gold miners, pharmaceuticals, (Yes. ) which are the companies? Well, there're plenty of companies with strong cash flows, particularly in this region, and you ve got companies both here in Europe and selectively in the US on very high yields as a result of the strong cash flows, and it's pretty much across most sectors. You ve got to be pretty selective. Because in this financial downturn, there are / fewer analysts out there covering companies, because the investment banks are pulled back from their, some of their core activities, so you ve gotta get down and rescrub the data and understand what's going on. But there are opportunities, but at the moment it's basically, you know, one brush across the whole market. The markets have been derated. There are opportunities there, but until confidence returns, until we see some of these measures take hold, we are not gonna see market move up in a substantial way.

有必要解释一下rescrub the data

 

Chloe 同志还专门去普特问吧提问了,这是我给的答案:

 

Data scrubbing, also called data cleansing, is the process of amending or removing data in a database that is incorrect, incomplete, improperly formatted, or duplicated.

当然,这是一个电脑词汇,一般用于银行、保险、通讯等等数据密集型的行业。有人翻译成数据清理、净化或者清洁。三个东西都一样。

数据清洁,翻译一下定义,是指改正或者删除数据库中不正确、不完整、格式错误,或者重复了的数据的过程,并不是把数据都擦除了,格式化(formatting)才是.

[ 本帖最后由 johnsonchen688 于 2008-12-3 12:05 编辑 ]
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原帖由 北星束 于 2008-12-5 21:48 发表     MM那个market or markets t后面滴实在很难分,在BBC滴时候就很头痛这个了,这里偶听着还是没有s额... analyst 是我错了,主版大人已经“教训”偶了 rescrub前面有讨论撒

 

 晕,就是大家讨论一些疑点嘛~  北星斑斑很尽职很负责,是普特的好同志,同志们辛苦啦~

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