China

The Chinese stock market is extremely vulnerable to additional episodes of selling. In the process, this could lead to a Chinese economic collapse in 2015 or 2016. A few weeks ago, I discussed the real threat and contagious impact of a bigger correction in the Shanghai Composite Index…

While a stock market bubble is continuing to brew in China, you really have to shake your head after Beijing said its second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at seven percent. And this is at a time when the country’s economic outlook for 2015 shouldn’t look that strong.…

While Greece is in the headlines as it deals with trying to get funding for its massive $270 billion debt, the real problem that could play out the great crash of 2015 resides in China. There is a massive stock market bubble brewing in China. And before you…

Chinese media outlets are blaming George Soros and other foreign speculators for the recent selloff in China markets. China’s stock markets have sunk roughly 30% over the last three weeks, costing investors some $3.5 trillion in market value. Taiwan-based China Times is now blaming the selloff on malicious ‘foreign’ short-sellers. The…

China’s stock market crashed on Monday, July 6th, in spite of desperate attempts by regulators to calm investor sentiment and starve of an economic collapse. Chinese regulators have adopted extraordinary measures to return stability to the nation’s financial markets. First, the central bank announced it would lower interest…

Chinese authorities introduced massive measures to prop up the nation’s financial sector in a desperate bid to starve off a stock market crash and economic collapse. On Saturday June 27th, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced an emergency round of stimulus programs. The central bank slashed interest…

China’s stock market capping experienced its worst week since 2008, amid mounting concern that the nation’s equity bull market has propelled valuations to bubble-like levels. On Friday, June 19th, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index tumbled a record 6.4%, while the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Composite Index plummeted 5.9%.…

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.…

Cisco Inc. is looking to mend its troubled relationship with the Chinese government by pouring $10.0 billion into local investments and partnerships, a long-term strategy meant to insulate the company’s earnings from a downturn in Western economies. The plan was announced on Wednesday, June 17 by incoming CEO…

The Chinese stock markets are now worth $10.3 trillion, another big milestone for the emerging economy. By the end of May, the Shanghai Stock Exchange had a total market capitalization of $5.9 trillion, and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange sat at $4.4 trillion. Combined, the mainland Chinese stock market…

On June 1, 2015, HSBC published its report on China’s Manufacturing PMI for the month of May. The index is posted at 49.2, slightly up from April’s 48.9, but it still indicates a contracting manufacturing sector. (Source: HSBC/Markit, June 1, 2015.) The Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, is…

On Sunday, May 10, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced that it will lower its one-year benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to 5.1%. They also cut the one-year deposit rate by the same amount to 2.25%. This is the third interest rate cut by China’s…

On Monday, May 4, 2015, HSBC released its China Manufacturing PMI for the month of April. The index is down to 48.9—the lowest in the previous 12 months. Moreover, the drop is also the sharpest it’s been in a year. (Source: HSBC/Markit, May 4, 2015.) Purchasing Managers’ Index,…

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’s economy is facing headwinds that could lead to a Chinese economic collapse in 2015. Economic growth forecasts say China will grow at a very slow pace this year, its slowest pace in a quarter-century and well below historical averages. With the recent turn of the Chinese calendar…

The Chinese economy is showing signs of stalling, but there are numerous areas that continue to show decent growth metrics, including automobiles and mobile phones. Now, if you think AT&T Inc. (NYSE/T) or Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE/VZ) are big, take a look at China Mobile Limited (NYSE/CHL). China…

A few years ago, investors couldn’t get enough of Chinese stocks. This led to numerous frauds committed by crooks in China that has since tarnished the reputation and reliability of all Chinese companies, whether they’re legitimate or not, despite their operating in one of the top growth areas…

China is facing some growth issues, but so are the majority of the countries in the Western Hemisphere. The country’s new government leader, President Xi Jinping, came on board in March 2013 and is planning to change the landscape of China vis-a-vis a new focus on domestic consumption…