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China Complexity: The Wrong And Right Kind Of Spending

                                                                         China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative – the right kind of spending

 

By John Richardson

SOME people might too quickly assume that last week saw yet more evidence of the reformers and anti-reformers within the Chinese government pulling in …

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Oil At $25 Or Even Lower By The End Of This Year

By John Richardson

AS most people react like a rabbit caught in a car headlight to the latest collapse in crude-oil prices, they need to take note of this: The long term average price of oil, adjusted for inflation, is …

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Expect More Volatility, Uncertainty As China Reforms Continue

By John Richardson

MOST Asian stock markets took a hammering on Wednesday because of the sharp decline in Chinese equities.

So did commodity markets, as my colleague Nigel Davis pointed out in this Insight article when he wrote:

Copper prices …

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China Stock Markets Were Never A “Magic Pill”

By John Richardson

THE good news is that only an estimated one in 15 Chinese people at the very most trade in stocks compared with more than half of Americans.

But the bad news is that this one in 15 …

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China’s Latest Interest Rate Cut: The Essential Context

By John Richardson

CHINA lowered interest rates for the third time in six months on Sunday in a further attempt to limit the damage caused by economic reforms.

The two earlier rate cuts, and February’s reduction in the bank reserve-requirement …

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China Jan-Feb Polyethylene Imports Fall 22%

By John Richardson

CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) imports declined again in February, and are down by an average of 22% over both January and February of this year compared with the same period in 2014.

SOME people will tell you that …

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China Petrochemicals In 2015: Five More Predictions

By John Richardson

HERE are five more predictions for China’s petrochemicals markets during 2015:

1.) Polyethylene, polypropylene (PP), phenol, purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will be just some of the products that will see declines in imports …

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China’s Demand For Lending In Steep Decline

By John Richardson

WHEN the demand for lending in any economy starts to decline, you know that the people who make up that economy have an understanding that things are likely to get worse before they get better.

Hence, chemicals …

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China’s July Lending Underlines The Real Direction

By John Richardson

WHEN there was a big year-on-year surge in China’s lending in June some commentators took this is an indication that Beijing was going soft on its economic reform programme.

Instead it seemed more likely at that time …

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China’s Polypropylene Imports: The Balance Of Probabilities

CHINA’S polypropylene (PP) imports increased by 11.3% in January-April of this year compared with the same period in 2013, according to the latest available China customs data.

There could be lots of reasons for this. One reason might be that …

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