Reality battles illusion in world financial markets
4th April 2016 by

“Buy on the rumour, sell on the news” is one of the most reliable definitions for a weak...

China’s cotton auction key pointer for global economy outlook
1st April 2016 by

Cotton markets are poised for another testing month in April.  The outcome will also have potential...

Xi in Paris: all part of China’s New Normal
9th December 2015 by

President Xi’s presence at the Climate Change conference highlights the far-reaching changes s...

Oil price rally disappears along with hopes of more stimulus
21st October 2015 by

Many people in financial markets were hoping a new QE4 stimulus programme would be announced at the...

China focuses on mobile internet for domestic growth
9th October 2015 by

China’s President Xi went to Seattle at the start of his recent US visit, to meet the leading ...

China’s PP production rises 25% as it moves into higher-value export markets
9th September 2015 by

Everyone is now beginning to notice the change in economic policy in China.  And concern is rising ...

China’s economy continues to slow as lending curbs bite
19th May 2015 by

Everyone seems sure that China’s government is about to undertake major new stimulus.  Thus R...

President Xi says more to China’s economy than its growth rate
2nd April 2015 by

China’s economy has not had a good start to the year.  Central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan,...

China exports deflation to the West
4th March 2015 by

Unfortunately, the European Central Bank (ECB) does not read the blog, or yet subscribe to ‘The pH...

BRIJ auto sales head in different directions
19th February 2015 by

There has been a lot of wishful thinking over the past 15 years about the BRIC countries (Brazil, ...

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