China GDP Preview, Fed's Quarles on Hikes, Doctor Love: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Happy Friday, Asia. Here’s the latest news from Bloomberg Economics:

  • With China’s expansion expected to slow as trade wars heat up, this closer look at the data ahead of today’s GDP print may offer a better take on what’s happening in the world’s second-largest economy
  • While the U.S. Treasury stopped short of labeling China a currency manipulator in its latest semiannual report, it devoted a section to concerns on China’s trade surplus and lack of FX disclosure
  • Fed Governor Randal Quarles said he favors gradual hikes and voiced optimism that the U.S. economy might be able to grow faster without overheating -- potentially meriting a slower hiking path ahead
  • The ECB should switch to targeting an annual inflation level or even let price gains run above its current target, according to JPMorgan Chase
  • St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is proposing a new monetary policy rule -- effectively the Bullard rule -- that concludes there’s no reason to raise interest rates further
  • Tom Orlik takes a look back at the late 1960s, and what’s changed since then, and finds clues to the path for inflation
  • Meet Dr. Love, who’s hoping to lure Thailand’s latest tourist targets to a luxury spa in central Bangkok

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