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Is China slowing (much) more than expected ?

What could be the Black Swan of 2011 ? Going through all the forecasts and outlooks that accompany any start of the year, one thing seems to be sure for all economists: China will continue to save the world economy… But what if China slows down ? Impossible ? The Chinese economic indicators leave room for discussion. The economic sentiment indicator has…

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Is China slowing (much) more than expected ?

What could be the Black Swan of 2011 ? Going through all the forecasts and outlooks that accompany any start of the year, one thing seems to be sure for all economists: China will continue to save the world economy… But what if China slows down ? Impossible ? The Chinese economic indicators leave room for discussion. The economic sentiment indicator has…

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Is China slowing (much) more than expected ?

What could be the Black Swan of 2011 ? Going through all the forecasts and outlooks that accompany any start of the year, one thing seems to be sure for all economists: China will continue to save the world economy… But what if China slows down ? Impossible ? The Chinese economic indicators leave room for discussion. The economic sentiment indicator has…

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Groei betekent nog geen herstel

Nico Tanghe van De Standaard gaat dieper in op de hoera-berichten over de conjunctuur, en zet ze af tegen de structurele problemen. Onder de titel“roze bril en oogkleppen”geeft hij terecht tegengewicht aan het myope optimisme van economen en politici: Het was eind vorige week plotseling groot nieuws. De grootbanken hebben hun groeiprognose…

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Groei betekent nog geen herstel

Nico Tanghe van De Standaard gaat dieper in op de hoera-berichten over de conjunctuur, en zet ze af tegen de structurele problemen. Onder de titel“roze bril en oogkleppen”geeft hij terecht tegengewicht aan het myope optimisme van economen en politici: Het was eind vorige week plotseling groot nieuws. De grootbanken hebben hun groeiprognose…

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Groei betekent nog geen herstel

Nico Tanghe van De Standaard gaat dieper in op de hoera-berichten over de conjunctuur, en zet ze af tegen de structurele problemen. Onder de titel“roze bril en oogkleppen”geeft hij terecht tegengewicht aan het myope optimisme van economen en politici: Het was eind vorige week plotseling groot nieuws. De grootbanken hebben hun groeiprognose…

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Bear market rally that won't last

Andy Xie, a former Morgan Stanley economist, writesa stunning column on a Chinese blog. In short, he believes the current rally in financial markets will be short-lived. Furthermore, he blames banks and central banks for a bullish bias. Well, I can agree with most of this: Market chatter over green shoots and rising prices has fueled a bear market rally that…

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Bear market rally that won't last

Andy Xie, a former Morgan Stanley economist, writesa stunning column on a Chinese blog. In short, he believes the current rally in financial markets will be short-lived. Furthermore, he blames banks and central banks for a bullish bias. Well, I can agree with most of this: Market chatter over green shoots and rising prices has fueled a bear market rally that…

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Bear market rally that won't last

Andy Xie, a former Morgan Stanley economist, writesa stunning column on a Chinese blog. In short, he believes the current rally in financial markets will be short-lived. Furthermore, he blames banks and central banks for a bullish bias. Well, I can agree with most of this: Market chatter over green shoots and rising prices has fueled a bear market rally that…

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"The worst has passed"

I remember visiting the NY Fed in November 2006. The chief economist of the central bank’s branch presented his economic outlook. His (the Fed’s) view was that the worst in the housing market was behind us. To underscore this opinion, he showed the graph of Toll Brothers, one of the major house builders in the States. Toll Brothers had been rebounding…

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