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The Asian Economy's 'Canary In The Coal Mine' Just Got Crushed

•, Sam Ro
 Goldman Sachs considers Korean trade data to be Asia's "canary in the coal mine" due to its high correlation to economic activity in mainland Asia.

Unfortunately, the canary is looking sick.

South Korean July exports plunged 8.8 percent from a year ago. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg were looking for a decline of 3.7 percent.

This disappointing number comes as global PMI data shows that deterioration in the world's manufacturing sectors.

Jim O'Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management has previously argued that PMI and South Korean trade data were among the most reliable economic indicators in the world

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