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Auto Discount Monitor: Discounts Continued to Rise in June; Buick, Great Wall discounts rose most; Honda, Toyota, BMW moderated

The SRR Auto Discount Sequential Change Index was +50 bps m/m in Jun versus +90 bps m/m last month, as discounts continued to rise amid a sluggish retail sales environment. May YTD retail sales were tracking at +0.2% y/y, with registrations tracking -5.7% y/y. Dealer inventory levels remained elevated (CADA inventory days May 47 vs. Apr 59).

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China Property Market Pulse – Week #25: Tier 3 sales growth rate dropped; Tier 1/2 remained negative

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China Automotive Market Pulse – June 2017 (Week 2)

Weekly update on Chinese automotive wholesale and retail sales trends.

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Channel Checks and Highlights from the Week (2017 Week #24)

SRR China MMI (Macro Momentum Indicator) May Update: Net -5 (-22 prior); Macro perspectives; Intensifying antigraft crackdown in fin’l sector another headwind. 

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Continued Positive Trends Through Mid-2Q17, But Momentum Clearly Fading; Lowering Trucks to Neutral; Mixed trends in Heavy Machinery; Autos soft; IA stronger

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Mid-2Q17 Construction & Mining Equipment Survey: Mixed sequential trends, but overall demand positive; Continued uptrend in mining

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