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July 21, 2008

Monetary Policy
Just how much money does China have? How fast are China’s foreign assets growing? And how much is hot money?

Answering these questions has been a long-term obsession of mine. I am not sure I have the answers, even now. China’s government doesn’t make tracking the growth of its foreign assets easy. …

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October 19, 2006

Monetary Policy
Richard McGregor helps to solve the mystery of China’s slow q3 reserve growth.

The increase in China’s q3 reserves was about $30b below my expectations.  China’s current account surplus is usually about $15b per quarter larger than its trade surplus, and net FDI inflows have be…

November 26, 2007

Financial Markets
Oil math

I loved the FT.com’s interactive oil map – particularly the graph showing the global flow of oil. I was also impressed by Qing Wang’s analysis of the impact of rising oil prices on China.   China …

July 18, 2007

China
$136 billion here, $131b there and pretty soon you are talking about real money …

China announced that it added $130.6b to its reserves in the second quarter, only a bit smaller than the $135.7b it added in the first quarter.  Most of the increase was real: if China had 5% of its …

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November 8, 2006

China
Absence of global rebalancing watch - first q4 data point from China edition

I spent last night following the outcome of the US election.   It looks like a majority of US electorate tired of Bush Administrations policies (and Rummy) before the rest of the world tired of finan…

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