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China Struggles As Oil Losses Climb

By Michael Lelyveld China’s biggest oilfield is suffering huge losses as the government seeks to avoid layoffs despite prices that have dropped below production costs. On April 8, the official Xinhua news agency reported that the Daqing oilfield in northern Heilongjiang province lost over 5 billion yuan (U.S. $769 million) in the first two months … Continue reading

Why China Is Investing More Money In The US

By Shannon Van Sant Chinese investment in the United States is expected to break records this year, as massive amounts of money continue to flow from China. Chinese companies looking to expand and merge with U.S. firms are expected to invest $20 billion to $30 billion in many sectors. Sean Miner oversees the China program at … Continue reading

What Is The State Of The BRICS Economies?

By Mark Esposito, Amit Kapoor, Deepti Mathur The BRICS club (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which used to be known for its tremendous growth potential, is today in the midst of severe economic and political woes. Apart from the Federal rate increase which has contributed to the mounting debt burden for these economies; falling … Continue reading

Emerging Markets: What Has Changed This Week?

By Marc Chandler, Marc to Market Blog China’s central bank may be leaning less dovish Turkey has a new central bank governor Argentina issued external debt for the first time since it defaulted 15 years ago Brazil’s lower house voted to impeach President Rousseff by a 367-137 vote In the EM equity space, Russia (+2.7%), Indonesia (+1.9%), … Continue reading

Mark Mobius: Emerging Markets Q1 2016 Recap – A Turn In Fortunes

By Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group The Templeton Emerging Markets Group has a wide investment universe to cover—tens of thousands of companies in markets on nearly every continent! While we are bottom-up investors, it helps to have some big-picture context. Here, I outline what’s happened in the emerging markets universe in the first three months of … Continue reading

China’s Economy Isn’t “Recovering”

By Jeffrey P. Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners You can always tell what kind of monthly variation any economic account provides from the commentary by which it is described. And there are, apparently, only two options: upward variations mean stimulus is working; downward variation just means that there will be more stimulus. Even by this crude cipher, … Continue reading

China’s Quarterly Growth Slows To 6.7%, But Shows Signs Of Stabilizing

Growth of the world’s second-biggest economy slowed to an annual rate of 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2016, China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported Friday. It is the slowest quarterly growth for China since the financial crisis in 2009, but it is in line with forecasts and the government’s growth target of 6.5-7 … Continue reading

China Proposes $50 Trillion Global Renewable Energy Network

The company running China’s power grid is proposing a $50 trillion global electricity network to tackle pollution and climate change. If it goes ahead the network would use advanced renewable solar and wind technology and be operating by 2050. Beijing’s network will be the world’s biggest infrastructure project, if given the green light. The State … Continue reading

China’s Rating Outlook Cut To Negative By S&P As Reforms Falter

The New York-based international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s revised China’s sovereign debt outlook down to negative, citing high levels of state and corporate indebtedness, which were mismatched with the country’s slower pace of expansion amid Beijing’s insufficient progress developing and implementing economic reforms. Standard & Poor’s has downgraded China’s credit rating outlook from stable to negative, … Continue reading

Animation: How China Trumps The U.S. In Trade

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist The U.S. trade deficit with China reached record proportions in 2015. With a difference of $365.7 billion between imports and exports, it is not only the largest trade deficit with China ever recorded, but it’s also the biggest bilateral trade imbalance in all of trade history. The likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump, … Continue reading

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