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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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The fall in China’s stock market created news around the world, not just for the fall but for the actions taken by the Chinese government to prevent the fall. Those actions centred around last weekend, when leading stockbrokers were told to volunteer to buy shares, among other measures. It has now emerged that there were other […]

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The 3-month price of aluminium slipped below RMB12,500 today. It is now in danger of slipping further, as support is drying up amidst heavy selling pressure. Part of the problem for the light metal is that the  financial world is focused on the Shanghai stock market, where rescue efforts by Beijing over the weekend seem […]

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If you are thinking that the world’s biggest casino is in Macau, or Las Vegas, or Atlantic City, think again. Shanghai and China win the prize. The Chinese government is showing all the signs of a gambling addict at the tables of the world’s biggest casino – the Shanghai stock market.   Over the weekend, […]

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The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has announced a cut to interest rates and at the same time a cut to the Reserve Requirement Ratio for some banks. Interest rates will go down by 25 basis points on both deposits and loans. The RRR cut is for 50 basis points for nominated banks. The move […]

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