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Stock Markets

China needs $5 trillion to save its economy — and it might not work anyway

The country is dealing with a falling currency, an incredibly volatile stock market, and thinning corporate margins in sectors that used to drive the country's growth.<p>These are huge structural problems that will require both brilliance and cold hard cash to solve. The question is, how …

Stock Markets

Even Without `Crazy' Growth China to Spur Metals, Calderon Says

China isn’t the problem for commodities and its continuing economic growth will keep driving demand, according to the world’s biggest supplier of …

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Chinese economy stumbles as manufacturing sector shrinks for third straight month

PMI figures show factory production declining again, raising more fears about global demand<p>China faces a significant slowdown at the end of the year, official figures suggested on Saturday, raising new fears about a knock-on effect that could hit global commodity prices and damage British …

Economics

China's economy is stumbling, but by how much?

<b>China's economy is slowing down.</b><p>We know that. So, of course, does President Xi Jinping.<p>It is one of the major issues - shadows even - hanging over his visit to the United States.<p>After an average annual growth rate of 10% for three decades, that pace has cooled substantially. Last year it was …

Economics

Barclays analysts visited China and came back saying it was one of the most bearish trips they've ever taken

This relationship, however, appears to be at an end.<p>"We are just back from our annual (since 2003) trip to China, and this one definitely fits in the top-quartile of bearish field trips," Barclays Scott Davis wrote. "We suspected that our forecasts for China industrial growth (for U.S. …

China

Here's why China could drag the U.S. into recession

No one can say for sure just how bad China’s economic situation has become, but analysts in the United States have been taking comfort in the fact …

Economics

China lost the entire GDP of the UK in 22 days

The post, by Fergus Cumming in the Bank's Monetary Assessment and Strategy Division, breaks down the £1.7 trillion ($2.6 trillion) wiped off the Shanghai and Shenzhen Composite indexes in the initial 22-day summer market rout this year.<p>The scale of China, and the amounts of money flowing in and out …

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China pledges currency stability, taxing times for the super-rich and digital dilemmas

In a rare press conference this morning, the People's Bank of China vowed to keep the renminbi stable following a 3 per cent slide in the currency …

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Stock Markets

Oil steadies after four-day loss; U.S. inventory draw eyed

By Barani Krishnan<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, with Brent recovering from near six-month lows and U.S. crude settling more …

Oil

Chinese fund houses seek to reassure London investors

China’s largest fund companies have attempted to convince UK investors that now is a “golden period” to invest in the world’s second-largest economy, …

Stock Markets

China's real estate, credit and investment bubble risks global recession

China's private sector debt-to-GDP stands at 196 per cent, 40 per cent above its long-term trend. This is more extended than the US at the peak of …

China and those (more severe) capital outflows

2015-07-20T11:18:57.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>According to our estimated EM capital flow shown in Figure 3, <b>EM economies saw in Q2 the weakest capital flow</b> …

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China dumped a huge amount of gold on the market and investors are spooked

Now it looks like we know why.<p>A huge dump of bullion, equivalent to one-fifth of a whole day's trade in a normal session, came on the market in China this morning in a two-minute window.<p>ANZ Bank analyst Victor Thianpiriya said in a note at the close of the Asia trading session that the "nature, …

Stock Markets

Rorschach formation spotted in China stocks

2015-07-21T07:33:28.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Classic bullish/ bearish signal with obvious buy/ sell implications.<p>As Bernstein say:<p>The rebound over the …

Stock Markets

The greatest sustained EM reserve slump in 20 years

2015-07-24T12:14:42.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Bigger than Greece, bigger than China (or at least one of the most significant parts of the China story) …

Stock Markets

China just gave the Fed another headache

Hopes for an Amazon-ian fueled Friday lift are running into resistance, as ugly macro data out of China sent shockwaves through several markets. It’s …

Stock Markets

Copper, China And World Trade Are All Screaming That The Next Economic Crisis Is Here

<b>If you are looking for a “canary in a coal mine” type of warning for the entire global economy, you have a whole bunch to pick from right now.</b> “Dr. …

M&A the Chinese way: buying first and paying later

China is in the early stages of a domestic M&A boom unlike any other elsewhere in the world. Deal pricing, timing, terms, financing and structure are …

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China’s plan to deal with its debt mountain

2015-05-08T10:05:05.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Consider this from Gavekal’s Chen Long. If nothing else, it puts China’s local government debt restructuring …

Economics

It's time for the world to adjust to China's global ambition

It may have become fashionable to talk down China's prospects, but the pace of its expansion remains astonishing<p>What’s the longest bridge in the world? It’s not San Francisco’s Golden Gate, or Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd Causeway (as a friend insisted when I asked him) or even one of those really long …

China shows new signs of slowdown

China’s manufacturing activity contracted in March at its fastest rate in almost a year, HSBC said, with its purchasing managers index (PMI) …

China business boosting jobs outside mining

by Greg Earl<p>Jobs are growing in agriculture, mining and services businesses operating in China in an indication that the economy is making the …

How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies

This is the first in a four-part series on how to negotiate with Chinese companies.<p>In part one, I will describe common negotiating tactics we often …

It looks like the Chinese slowdown is finally here—for real this time

Earlier this month, the Chinese government brought down its 2015 GDP growth target to “around 7%,” from 2014’s goal of “around 7.4%.” It’s a sharper drop than we’ve seen so far this century.<p>We’ve barely settled into 2015, and already it’s looking like “around 7%” will be a hard mark to hit. In Q1, …

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