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  • May 4, 2011, 12:38 PM

    China faces a serious credit collapse down the road if political calculus keeps it from "decisive" monetary tightening now to put the "inflation and credit genies back in the bottle," writes George Magnus. This Minsky moment would hit global markets and shock conventional wisdom betting on continued yuan appreciation.

    | May 4, 2011, 12:38 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 4, 2011, 12:04 PM
    Seeking to further diversify from the greenback, South Korea considers investing a portion of its more than $300B in foreign currency reserves (7th largest on the planet) in yuan-denominated securities. U.S. securities currently make up about 64% of SK's stash.
    | May 4, 2011, 12:04 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 4, 2011, 10:55 AM
    Business is booming at FiREapps, where CEO Wolfgang Koester says U.S. firms are clamoring to hedge against dollar weakness. Jeff Macke notes companies getting swept up in this sort of worry could mark the sign of a market extreme - witness airlines' rush to hedge near the top of the 2008 oil mania.
    | May 4, 2011, 10:55 AM
  • May 4, 2011, 7:27 AM

    China shares -2.3% following the hawkish tone in the PBOC Q1 monetary policy report. "Stabilizing prices and managing inflation expectations are critical," says the report which also say bank reserve requirement have no "absolute ceiling."

    | May 4, 2011, 7:27 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 3, 2011, 9:42 AM

    Fervent China bull Jim O'Neill of Goldman lowers his temperature a few degrees, expecting more monetary tightening as the latest data show neither the economy slowing nor price pressures abating. He notes China A shares have given up 1/2 of YTD gains, suggesting a loss of confidence by the locals.

    | May 3, 2011, 9:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 29, 2011, 2:40 PM

    All the talk out of China about allowing a stronger yuan to assist in the battle against inflation is backed up by the 0.9% increase in its value in April, by far the biggest jump in several months. The rise sine June 2010, when the PBOC dropped its peg, is 5.2% vs. announced expectations for a 3% Y/Y rise.

    | Apr. 29, 2011, 2:40 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 29, 2011, 2:19 PM
    "Our economy is far from where we would like it to be," says Fed chief Bernanke at a conference about the challenges facing lower/moderate income communities. Gold likes what it hears, now surging 2% to $1,562/oz. The dollar plumbs fresh 30-month lows.
    | Apr. 29, 2011, 2:19 PM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 29, 2011, 9:19 AM

    Despite the usual rhetoric about the desire for a strong currency, U.S. officials seem unconcerned with the weakening greenback. The current decline in the dollar isn't out of line with 3 of its other recent bear markets. The only problem is 2 of those 3 moves ended with major financial panics.

    | Apr. 29, 2011, 9:19 AM
  • Apr. 29, 2011, 7:38 AM
    The one way bet on China's currency continues, the yuan completing its 7th straight weekly rise vs. the greenback to its highest level in nearly 2 decades at CNY6.49. There has been much recent chatter at the highest levels that a stronger yuan could help the inflation fight.
    | Apr. 29, 2011, 7:38 AM
  • Apr. 29, 2011, 4:30 AM
    Rather than deciding on whether to bet on China or take a punt with India, smart investors should seek exposure to both: "Picking one and leaving out the other would be a high-risk strategy," one strategist says. The good news: Both of the world's most populous countries can point to powerful population trends that bode well for continued strong growth.
    | Apr. 29, 2011, 4:30 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 28, 2011, 8:32 AM

    With "much of the impact of higher (commodity) prices is still in the pipeline," World Bank economist Louis Kuijs says "it's too early to stop the macro tightening" in China. His colleague Ardo Hansson suggests a one-off revaluation of the yuan, "the more quickly you do it the more impact you get."

    | Apr. 28, 2011, 8:32 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 26, 2011, 10:13 AM
    FX markets yawn as Treasury Sec. Geithner defends the greenback, saying "we will never embrace a strategy to weaken the dollar ... our policy has been and will always be, as long as I will be in office, that a strong dollar is in the interest of the country."
    | Apr. 26, 2011, 10:13 AM | 20 Comments
  • Apr. 24, 2011, 9:18 AM

    China moves to nip social unrest in the bud by cutting or removing port fees for truck drivers in response to their strike over the levies and increased fuel costs, Xinhua reports. While the economic effects of the protests aren't 'serious', says one economist, China's efforts to control inflation “don’t provide very much immediate relief to those people like truck drivers."

    | Apr. 24, 2011, 9:18 AM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 22, 2011, 8:13 AM
    Chinese truckers protest for a third day in Shanghai over rising fuel costs, disrupting the flow of goods and even beginning to curb exports. The government is acutely concerned that increasing prices could fuel Middle East style protests, but its efforts to tame inflation are yet to do the trick.
    | Apr. 22, 2011, 8:13 AM
  • Apr. 22, 2011, 6:41 AM
    Fears about U.S. debt sends China's yuan to another high against the dollar as it hits CNY6.5067 compared with 6.5205 late yesterday. Capital Economics says the yuan is still undervalued and expects it to finish the year at CNY6.20 to the dollar.
    | Apr. 22, 2011, 6:41 AM
  • Apr. 21, 2011, 11:37 AM
    The Fed's Real Broad Trade-Weighted Dollar Index drops to 40 year lows. Chart readers have a look - either a trend line has been broken with the next stop zero, or the greenback has hit resistance and is due for a serious bounce.
    | Apr. 21, 2011, 11:37 AM | 2 Comments
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WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Fund seeks to achieve total returns reflective of both money market rates in China available to foreign investors and changes in value of the Chinese Yuan relative to the U.S. dollar.
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