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China: Do You Really Know Where Your Product Ends Up?

By John Richardson

AS a senior Chinese official announces that investigations into metals trading fraud have been extended from 13 to 24 provinces, and that $10bn worth of fraud could be involved, it stands to reason that these complex webs …

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China’s “Whack-A-Mole” Game Continues

By John Richardson

THE blog loves playing the the “whack-a-mole game” in our local arcade. How it works is that every time a plastic mole pops up, you have to try and whack it back down with a hammer in …

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China’s Changing Polyethylene Demand

By John Richardson

ONCE people in the developing world start buying food wrapped in plastic packaging, they rarely switch back to food wrapped in paper, executives in the polyolefins industry keep telling us. They thus talk about a “base load” …

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China: Do The Maths On 2014 GDP Growth

By John Richardson

DO the maths and you should be able to assess what could happen to China’s GDP growth in 2014:

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences wrote last week in the China Daily: If the PBOC loosens monetary…

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China Targets Trade Finance

By John Richardson

AT the high inflation point of any financial bubble, you tend to get outlandishly dangerous and dodgy practices designed to make even more money because most people think that “this time will be different” – i.e. that …

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China: More Credit For Less Growth

By John Richardson

REMEMBER this time last year when a surge in credit availability occurred in China,  thanks to the shadow-banking system?

This helped support a pick-up in economic activity in the second half of the year, including stronger chemicals …

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China’s Post-New Year Credit Squeeze

In the first of a series of special posts on how China’s lending environment is set to change, we focus on the murky world of shadow banking.

We will return to shadow banking, and to other “grey” areas of financing, …

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