Chinese Q1 GDP grows 8.1% Y/Y vs. expectations for 8.5% and 8.9% growth in 2011 Q4. Industrial...

Chinese Q1 GDP grows 8.1% Y/Y vs. expectations for 8.5% and 8.9% growth in 2011 Q4. Industrial production +11.9% Y/Y vs. estimates of 11.4%. Retail sales +15.2% vs. 15.1%.
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  • Poor Texan
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    Isn't 8.1% Y/Y about four times our rate?
    12 Apr 2012, 11:03 PM Reply Like
  • baseballman24
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    Poor GDP print forking azz holes! Corrupt USA media front for Hedge funds and banisters 3x short ETF's, No Up Tic, Dark Pools, HFT,
    How can you even justify calling * GDP bad! Are you kidding, time to take back our country.
    12 Apr 2012, 11:07 PM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    Fact --- 7.1% would have been "bad". 8.1% indicates that all the "gloomers" fearing a Chinese crash landing of their economy are going to have to reconfigure their non-stop doomsday scenario speak. Add in the fact that the Chinese government is predicting an 8% GDP figure in 2012 and that they habitually under shoot their true GDP estimate and stocks are still a buy here.


    NO HARD LANDING. No matter how much the bears want people to believe it will happen.


    Long CAT, DE, FCX, MCD and SBUX. And I would advise you to be too.
    12 Apr 2012, 11:38 PM Reply Like
  • schatzl
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    "Long CAT, DE, FCX, MCD and SBUX. And I would advise you to be too"


    No thanks, I'll pass.
    13 Apr 2012, 05:05 AM Reply Like
  • berniespear
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    Hmmm, we could go either way tomorrow morn.
    12 Apr 2012, 11:53 PM Reply Like
  • cn_habs
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    Dow it is IMHO.
    13 Apr 2012, 03:04 AM Reply Like
  • Pinocchio1
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    Industrials grow by 11.9%, the consumer spending 15.2%.... the overall "just" 8.1%".
    So... What gives?
    The Chinese are shrinking their financial services !!!
    Putting their banks in their right place. Eradicating the parasites.


    In the US, when we "accelerate" from 2% growth to 3% it means we have a gazillion new hedge funds and a few (very few) new Romney-Billioners. But not a single additional tomato.
    The Chinese occupied their own wall st without any demonstrations.


    Our economists/analysts are soooo smart, so much smarter than the Chinese, aren't they.
    13 Apr 2012, 04:00 AM Reply Like
  • cn_habs
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    Since the banks are state-owned, the top brass at CCP has the absolute power to tell any other major financial institution to f.. off or else he'll end up in a tiny cell without any possibility of parole....guilty or not. Things simply get done without any BS.


    A well-connected top ranking official, Bo Xilai was recently removed of his post and party membership while his wife has been accused of the death of a British national.


    Make no mistake, both political systems are rigged in different ways. Instead of crony capitalism, you got wide-spread corruption everywhere.
    13 Apr 2012, 04:35 AM Reply Like
  • Ben Bernankes friend
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    How is 8.1% slowing down from anything, no matter what it was last year. 8.1% shouldn't even be sustainable.
    13 Apr 2012, 07:27 AM Reply Like
  • phdinsuntanning
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    they publish nominal numbers, correct it for inflation and still is a fake. Around 4% or less is my reasonable estimate: they are expanding money at 14% and the GDP was 8.1%, so no way that their growth will cool below 8% in 2012 as planned, so the real 2011 economic growth was a lot lower than they say it was. I think 4% and it may grow to 5%, but inflation will make them to coo again and at the end will be 4% or less. India stats even more crappy IP contraction afer they published 6.8% for last year what a shame, at least the BRICS did some inflation control. In the west inflation is hidden behind "core inflation". Mo wonder gold is in the moon.
    13 Apr 2012, 08:21 AM Reply Like
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