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Chinese stocks sank again on Thursday, June 18. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index plunged 3.7% while the Shenzhen Stock Exchange showed an equally large loss of 3.6%. In the two mainland stock exchanges, there were a total of 134 companies whose share price tanked the 10% limit.…

Recently, widely followed investor Dennis Gartman told CNBC that China’s bull market is just getting started. However, looking at the fundamentals, I wonder how long this bull market will last. (Source: CNBC, May 24, 2015.) Stock Market Flying High The stock market in China has been going up…

China’s growth economically has actually slowed from nearly 12% in 2012 to seven percent for the first quarter of 2015, but the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index has gained 100% in one year. China bubble or not, investors should pay close attention. China Bubble: Shanghai Composite Returning 31%…

China is rapidly become one of the top travel markets in the world for both domestic and international travelers. To deal with the increased travel, China has been steadily building its road, rail, and air infrastructure that will make travelling in this country much easier. “China is the…

The Chinese economy has accelerated at a high level for a number of years. While China’s growth might slow down in the short term, the long-term forecasts for the Chinese economy are extremely bullish. Many firms are hoping for an increase in corporate earnings by expanding sales and…

China is set to announce its first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) today and, trust me; there is global interest in the result. A weak result and speculation will swirl that the country will face a “hard landing,” which is not what the world wants to hear and could…

When it comes to the world economy, everyone is expecting China to come to the rescue. While the financial authorities there have reduced China’s growth expectations down to 7.5% this year, this pace is still envied by the rest of the world. The problem is that such a…

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL; Market Cap: $435.98 billion) surpassed oil giant Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE/XOM; Market Cap: $406.84 billion) to become the world’s biggest company on February 7. The upward move in Apple shares has been impressive and makes the company the most desirable technology play for investors, especially…

The Chinese economy saw its gross domestic product (GDP) slow to 9.1% in the third quarter, down from 9.5% in the second quarter and over 10% in 2010. GDP is at its lowest growth rate since the Chinese economy expanded at 8.9% back in the third quarter in…

The stock market is showing real strength at this time. A lot of stocks that were hit hard during the market’s recent correction are fighting back and making good progress in their share prices. Consider Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE/CAT), which is an important benchmark stock to follow. The company’s…

Many thought China was set to stall in 2011, but so far this has not been the case. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth continues to be impressive coming in at 9.7% in the first quarter, above the estimate of 9.55%, according to the National Bureau of…

The key in China will be the rapid growth of the country’s middle class. In a recent research finding, Credit Suisse predicted that the household wealth in China will double to $35.0 trillion by around 2015 based on achieving sustainable GDP growth at or near the current growth…

I’m not sure if you have noticed, but we have been seeing a ratcheting up of Chinese stocks since early February. It’s amazing what a week-long holiday break will do. Just take a look at China. The Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) is trading just over the key 3,000-point…

There has been a rise in discussions on the concept of reverse mergers in the media relating to companies in China listing on domestic exchanges. The speculation is that some of the small Chinese stocks debuting on the domestic exchanges, which resulted from reverse mergers, are being investigated…

As was widely expected, China’s central bank raised interest rates for the second time in a month and the third time since October in an effort to fight surging inflation and speculative real estate buying. The speculation is that the central bank will increase interest rates two additional…

China is growing exponentially in many areas. An area that is growing at an incredible rate is the mobile phone sector, where growth is enormous and there are currently more than 842 million users. Think about it. There are more mobile users in China than the population of…

I have always been a China bull, even in spite of the market relapse in 2010. Yes, the Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) in China had an off year in 2010, losing 14.31%. And, yes, the SCI is lagging the U.S. indices this year. However, its loss is down…

China is continuing to expand at rates well beyond the world’s other industrialized powers. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicts that China will grow its economy by 9.7% in 2011 and 2012, which, while lower than the previous rates, is still well above the global…

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what businesses might be doing great in China. It would be nice if there were a selection of domestic growth opportunities, but there’s no denying the economic machine that is China. In that country, the entrepreneurial drive and the…