BLACK CHINA BLOG >> China Economy


Amidst the carnage on Shanghai’s stock market, it’s hard to imagine that China is going to take a break for a few days next week.   As we mentioned in a post a few days ago, China is holding a three-day festival to celebrate the end of the second world war in Asia 70 years […]

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China’s Flash PMI – the Purchasing Manager’s Index early call – came in at 47.1 this morning, well below what economists were expecting and well down on last month’s 47.8. It’s a further sign of the weakening economy and comes after China devalued the RMB by a total of 4.5% last week.  The currency has […]

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I am pleased to report that the Anode Coke Outlook to 2025 report is on its way to the typesetting department.   The feature photos shows our typesetting expert hard at work. (Actually our expert is using Adobe Indesign.) That’s good news for those of you who have placed your advance order, but a timely […]

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The People’s Bank of China has devalued the Yuan by a further 1.6%, following yesterday’s 1.9% devaluation. Yesterday’s move caused a shock to currency and commodity markets around the world. It also sparked intense debate among China watchers as to whether this was a good move or a bad move.   Today’s announcement puts all of […]

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China’s Q2 GDP came in at 7.0% on a YoY basis, according to the announcement this morning, compared to 6.9% for the previous cycle. On a QoQ basis, the number showed a slight improvement, lifting from 1.6% to 1.7%. Retail sales, fixed asset investment and industrial production indices also showed slight improvements. The GDP figure […]

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The ups and downs of China’s stock market have caught the attention of the world press, and we here at AZ China have devoted a few blog posts to the subject.  But one could reasonably ask, what’s it got to do with the aluminium and raw materials markets? Normally the equities market would have only […]

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