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The Internationalization of the Yuan or the Sino-ification of Hong Kong?

January 30, 2011
One of the fundamental characteristics of the global financial architecture is that the world’s second largest economy maintains a rigidly controlled currency. The concept of currency wars, as initially articulated last year, seemed to have been a criticism of the easy monetary policy of the Federal Reserve, but is being appropriated and used as …
The Internationalization of the Yuan or the Sino-ification of Hong Kong? The Internationalization of the Yuan or the Sino-ification of Hong Kong? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 30, 2011 Rating: 5
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Euro Slides on Long Liquidation, ECB Noises

January 28, 2011
Liquidation of the euro is leading the dollar advance today. The pace of the euro's decline seems to confirm what the option pricing had warned of, namely that longs were getting increasingly concerned. The precipitating factor is not clear.
Some are linking the move to social tensions in Egypt. There is talk, unsubstantiated of SNB intervenin…
Euro Slides on Long Liquidation, ECB Noises Euro Slides on Long Liquidation, ECB Noises Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 28, 2011 Rating: 5
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US Growth Curbed by Huge Swing in Inventories

January 28, 2011
At 3.2% the Q4 US GDP came in a bit lower than expected. Inventories were the main reason for the miss. In terms of inventory, the key is the change in the change. Inventories rose a little more than $7 bln in Q4 after a $121.4 bln rate in Q3. This subtracted 3.7 percentage points from growth--the most since the late 1980s. Final sales, which is G…
US Growth Curbed by Huge Swing in Inventories US Growth Curbed by Huge Swing in Inventories Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 28, 2011 Rating: 5
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