Asian shares are higher after Chinese inflation fell in July , providing more room for the...


Asian shares are higher after Chinese inflation fell in July , providing more room for the government to carry out further stimulus to boost the softening economy. Japan +1.1%, Hong Kong +1%, China +0.3%, India +0.1%.

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  • Tony Petroski
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    "...providing more room for the government to carry out further stimulus to boost the softening economy."

     

    Doesn't that say it all?

     

    Most no longer consider why we label government spending as "stimulus" even though it never stimulates.

     

    Most never consider why we call increases in government spending "austerity."

     

    It's Orwellian. But the market is supposed to react to signs of a weak economy by rallying because it means the value of the monetary unit will be cheapened thus leading to further gains for stocks and commodities.

     

    How long does this charade have to be played out?

     

    Four more years, four more years, four more years...
    9 Aug 2012, 09:25 AM Reply Like
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