Tag: china economy

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Markets Crushed: China Cuts Employment for 22nd Month in a Row

Asian stocks were crushed across the board at midday trading after China cut employment for the twenty-second month in a row, as the nation’s General Manufacturing PMI™index deteriorated at its fastest rate since March 2009.

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Politico: China’s Implosion Could be Worse Than the Spanish Empire

The Chinese turmoil roiling markets right now presents a fresh and profound challenge to the world economy: For the first time, a giant, non-European superpower threatens world financial stability and the powers that be seem at a loss. If the IMF and World Bank have stumbled with Greece, how are they going to get a hold on the stock market travails of Communist China? What tools do we even have to affect how it plays out?

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China’s Unmassaged Growth Rate Plummets to 1.7%

Diana Choyleva of Lombard Street Research, who produces an “unmassaged” calculation of China’s true economic growth, just reported that China’s fourth quarter GDP growth plummeted to 1.7 percent, versus the official 7.4 percent rate.

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Samsung is Major Victim of Apple’s iPhone 6 Success

After Apple (AAPL) reported that it had sold $74.6 billion in products and earned a record corporate profit of $18.04 billion profit in a single quarter, Samsung Electronics admitted Thursday that much of Apple’s gain came at its expense. Korea’s former corporate juggernaut reported its lowest annual profit since 2011, with a 32% drop in quarterly profit, to $21.3 billion.