Upon China's stocks, a shadow creeps,
Where growth concerns their vigil keeps,
The hawkish stance of Fed gives fright,
Hints of a hike before morning light.

In Casino halls, forecasts are slashed,
French sales and earnings, swiftly dashed,
At 401 million, profit seen small,
In response to cost and restructuring's call.

In Isle of Philippines, rates stand still,
Whilst inflation's rise prompts a chill,
Despite the dread, the Bank stands firm,
For weakness in the economy they discern.

by Conchobar mac Dubhthach

a centaur