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China's epic hangover begins?

China's epic hangover begins? | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

It is hard to obtain good data in China, but something is wrong when the country's Homelink property website can report that new home prices in Beijing fell 35pc in November from the month before. If this is remotely true, the calibrated soft-landing intended by Chinese authorities has gone badly wrong and risks spinning out of control.

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Doomsday hedging pushes China markets to extremes

The euro-zone debt crisis and fears of a U.S. recession have doomsayers unsurprisingly pricing in another global financial meltdown. More of a surprise is that they are taking no chances on China.

 

The world's second-biggest economy certainly has its problems. It is exposed to any global downturn. Accounting scandals at U.S.-listed Chinese firms have tainted investor perception and a mountain of local government debt has raised worries about the health of Chinese banks.

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The Dragon's long tail risk: the cost of a 'what if China crashed' doomday scenario

The Dragon's long tail risk: the cost of a 'what if China crashed' doomday scenario | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - The China hard-landing debate is a classic tail risk story -- an unlikely scenario, but if it materializes the consequences could be catastrophic.Because of their close trade links, Malaysia,...

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