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An important change in the underlying ownership of the U.S. bond market has so far gotten short shrift.
Among the biggest buyers of U.S. debt, China has garnered the most attention, but economists at Jefferies say that whats less appreciated is how Europe has shown an insatiable appetite for U.S. bonds.
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Volkswagen AG’s world-leading development budget is shifting into overdrive, bolstered by spending at its Chinese joint ventures as the German carmaker seeks an edge in producing electric, self-driving autos.
The partnerships’ technology investments in the next five years will total 15 billion euros ($18 billion), Jochem Heizmann, head of Volkswagen’s business in China,....More>>>
China desperately needs the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It’s part of that nation’s vision to write the rules of the next stage of globalization and help its export and investment engines grow for years to come—a good prospect for investors in Chinese equities, which have been lagging behind of those of neighboring India.
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A few years ago Boston Consulting Group published a report that found five types of luxury consumers.
The report looked at the spending habits of these five types in six luxury markets the U.S., Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and Europe. What they found was interesting.
5 Types of Luxury Consumers
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Change is scary, but it is good. For First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), the company knows it must change and adapt its business to the increasing competition coming from China. If it does not develop new products, low panel prices and excess supply will leave First Solar unable to compete. The fourth-quarter results give investors reasons for optimism: R&D spend, operating expenditures, project successes,....More>>>
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Last week, the markets fretted over the prospects of a trade war with China. Earlier this week, those fears abated after positive comments from Chinese President Xi Jinping. But then, fears returned as investors simply don’t know what’s coming next.
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The big surprise in China’s economic growth data is how regularly it surprises economists, and typically it’s by the slimmest of margins.
The magic number seems to be 0.1 percent, with the median estimate for quarterly GDP missing the mark by that magnitude in 10 of the past 16 quarters.
Thursday’s report delivered fourth-quarter expansion of 6.8 percent —....More>>>