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China Housing Is The Key Measure

By John Richardson

CHINA is no longer an export-driven economy. “Eh,” you might well react as you wake up this Monday morning, “has the blog finally taken leave of its senses?”

It is not us saying this, though, but rather …

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China Slows Down

By John Richardson

CHINA’S economy appears to have slowed down.

Evidence of the lost momentum was provided by manufacturing purchasing manufacturers’ indexes (PMIs) released last week and the release on Monday of service sector PMIs, which all showed lower growth …

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China Jan PMIs Tell Different Stories

Source of picture: Imaginechina/Rex Feature

 

By John Richardson

ONE can interpret last week’s release of January purchasing manager’s indices for January just about any way you like.

Thus, Reuters wrote on 2 February: “China’s official PMI released by the …

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Chemicals Demand Shift Will Not Be Smooth

 

By John Richardson

ADIDAS recently announced that it is to close its only directly-owned sportwear factory in China.

Many other similar factories could shut if Beijing sticks to its 12th Five-Year-Plan (2011-2015) promise to move up the industrial value chain.

The …

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