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Chinese bank lending soared to ¥1T ($160B) in March, far higher than expectations for...

Chinese bank lending soared to ¥1T ($160B) in March, far higher than expectations for ¥800B. Sources say Beijing has set a target of ¥8T in lending this year (against ¥7-7.5T in 2011). Money supply growth in March was 13.4% Y/Y, up fro 13% previously.
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  • phdinsuntanning
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    time to buy some pigs
    12 Apr 2012, 11:23 AM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    this is news indeed.

     

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    12 Apr 2012, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    odd how the most significant news of the day - at least to me - gets no comment.

     

    figures

     

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    12 Apr 2012, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • Angel Martin
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    Econdoc, it's not surprising to me

     

    there is typically a 2-3 year lag between when prices in a real estate bubble peak, and when the stock market crashes

     

    often, you can have stocks going up like a rocket while real estate is actually declining (USA 1926-29, Tokyo 1988-90)

     

    now, one might argue that china was not a real estate bubble... but my guess is that it was.
    12 Apr 2012, 07:33 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Perhaps China needs more lending to cover the rise in inflation in the country.
    12 Apr 2012, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Spinning this as purely bullish news has faults; the market is certainly interpreting it that way. CE. Will the GDP figure tonight be real or imaginary and how will this manic-depressive market interpret it?
    12 Apr 2012, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    Bernank gave'em a pep talk. No wonder commodities are bouncing 3-4-5%+.
    Bet against CBers has been painful for shorts. Learned not to under estimate the "ego" of Bernank
    12 Apr 2012, 03:37 PM Reply Like
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