Tuesday, January 24, 2012

China Economic Update: The Softest of Landings

China recently released its major regular economic data dump, and the results were well, remarkably good. GDP growth tapered off ever so gently, retail sales growth accelerated, industrial production chugged along, fixed asset investment slowed slightly, trade volumes held up, property prices continued a gentle descent, and loan growth showed a cautious but somewhat easier pace, and inflation continued to ease-off. In essence the December data was consistent with a smooth and steady landing, with all the right spots showing the right signs. But where to next? Can we expect a continued pleasant ride, or are we on the cusp of turbulence? And what are the implications for investors?

Full story: http://seekingalpha.com/article/321399-china-economic-update-the-softest-of-landings

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