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China Devalues Yuan as Stocks Crash

With China devaluing its currency, stocks crashing 3 percent and capital flight accelerating, China has cut bank its bank reserve requirements to free up $100 billion in credit.

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China Only Has 2 Years of Currency Reserves

With China’s foreign exchange reserves falling by $490 billion in the last twelve months, China is on pace to run out of currency reserves in just two years.

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China, in Freefall, Devalues Its Currency the Yuan Again

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) weakened the yuan against the dollar for a third consecutive day on Thursday, following reports the central bank intervened to stem the currency’s sharp slide late on Wednesday.

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China Contagion: Hong Kong Growth Stock Index Plunges 13%

Despite suspending trading in over 1300 of the 2800 stocks listed in China, the “Shanghai Stock Exchange B Share Index” of growth stocks suffered another 7 percent loss Tuesday and the neighboring Hong Kong ‘S&P Growth Enterprise Market Index’ plunged by 12 percent. With Chinese stock losses now over $3.5 trillion since June 12, contagious fear is sending every major stock exchange around the world tumbling.

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Barclays Bank Says China Capital Flight Twice as Big as Russia’s

Barclay’s Bank estimates that despite a hot stock market, the China suffered $300 billion in capital flight and is facing its first foreign exchange liquidity crisis since 2000. The news follows a report that China’s GDP is experiencing negative growth in real terms, thanks to collapsing domestic demand.