China

Dragon + Bear: China seeks Russia’s help in mastering Arctic, sets sights on Antarctic

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
By Paul Martin

RT.com 9 Feb, 2016 China wants to arrange a joint Arctic expedition with Russia, while deep-sea mining and a deep-sea space station in Antarctica are also on the Beijing agenda, according to the Chinese State Oceanic Administration. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) wants to establish an air service team, which will allow for greater... »

Horror Stories Emerge After A Cursory Look At Chinese Corporate Leverage…” find a place behind which to hide, and hunker down ahead of the coming explosion.”

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 02/08/2016 In any other case debt/EBITDA at or higher than 10x – certainly 15x – in a world in which cash flows are rapidly deteriorating would be an excuse for bondholders to take to the hills. But when you have such leverage ratios as 83x one can only quietly stand... »

China sends markets into SPIRAL: FTSE 100 loses £30BILLION as markets dive into the red

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Paul Martin

BRITAIN’S top stock market dived into the red on Monday as panic over China and the world economy again tore through trading floors. By LANA CLEMENTS Express.co.uk Mon, Feb 8, 2016 The FTSE 100 was down by two per cent by lunchtime, shedding around £30billion in value, and charging towards lows of 5740 last... »

The Number Everyone’s Been Waiting For: Chinese Reserves Plunge By $100BN – What Does It Mean For Markets?

Sunday, February 7, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 02/07/2016 As it stands now what is really happening with the biggest risk factor to commodity, credit and capital markets, remains a mystery, and instead of getting some much needed clarity from China’s January reserve number, the world’s traders and investors will now have to wait for the February reserve... »

The Chart Of Doom: When Private Credit Stops Expanding…

Friday, February 5, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Charles Hugh-Smith of OffTwoMinds blog, ZeroHedge.com 02/05/2016 Three out of the five major economies are already experiencing stagnant or negative private credit growth. Three down, two to go. Helicopter money–government issued “free money” to households–is no replacement for private credit expansion. The Rest…HERE Share on Facebook »

Gold and Silver: Ripe for a Recovery!

Friday, February 5, 2016
By Paul Martin

By: Peter Zihlmann GoldSeek.com Friday, 5 February 2016 China May well Change the Game China lifts reading of cenbank gold holdings by 57 pct Gold now accounts for 1.65 pct of total forex reserves According to Central Bank Data, China’s gold reserves stood at 1,658 tonnes at the end of June of last year.... »

Beijing Accuses US Destroyer of Violating China’s Territorial Waters

Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 30.01.2016 The patrolling near the Paracel Islands archipelago, conducted by a US Navy destroyer, is unlawful as such action can only be allowed with the permission of the Chinese authorities, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said. Earlier, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said that the US Navy destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur approached the... »

This Could Be A Problem: China’s Debt-To-GDP Rises To A Gargantuan 346%

Thursday, January 28, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 01/28/2016 According to the head of financial markets research Asia Pacific at Rabobank, Michael Every, not only has China not begun to delever at all, but since McKinsey’s update, its debt has risen by another 70% of GDP! According to Every, China’s 2015 debt-to-GDP might be as high as 346%,... »

JIM ROGERS on 2016 & GLOBAL ECONOMY – Says Get Prepared, Be Worried, Things Will Get Worse

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

InvestmentWatchblog.com January 27th, 2016 JIM ROGERS on 2016 & GLOBAL ECONOMY – Says Get Prepared, Be Worried, Things Will Get Worse We are now paying for the excesses of the past and everything is going to go down more than it should, says Jim Rogers, US investor and author. Meanwhile, China may play a... »

China’s stock markets lose £1.2TRILLION in just one month – sending UK into panic

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

CHINESE stock markets nose-dived even further today to take total losses this month alone to an eye-watering £1.2TRILLION. By LANA CLEMENTS Express.co.uk Wed, Jan 27, 2016 The Shanghai Composite Index finished down today by 0.5 per cent, after falling yesterday by 6.4 per cent. The top stock market has now lost 22 per cent... »

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