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China Inflation Threat To Chemicals

  Sky-high living costs? Source of picture: www.shanghaiist.com   By John Richardson CHINA’S imports surged by 55.9 per cent last December, raising concerns among chemicals traders and producers that this points to increasing inflationary pressure and a possible interest-rate hike later this year. The country’s current official borrowing rate stands at 5.31%. “The government has […]

China’s Credit Growth Versus the West

By John Richardson THE BIG gap in credit growth between China and the developed world has been thrown into further relief by recently released data – raising inflationary concerns in the world’s most important economy, while emphasising how rich-world countries remain on government life-support systems. Broad money supply growth was a huge 30% in China […]

China indicates monetary tightening

Confused Direction Source of picture: China Daily     A TIGHTER monetary policy is being evaluated by China’s State Council, one of the country’s most-powerful legislative bodies, according to numerous media reports – including this one from Reuters. And the chairman of China’s sixth-biggest lender was quoted in the Financial Times today as saying that […]

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