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35 Chinese Cities Have Economies As Big As Countries

Gaining perspective on China’s monstrous economy isn’t always the easiest thing to do. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, with 1.4 billion people and the third-largest geographical area, the country is a vast place to begin with. Add in explosive economic growth, a market-oriented but Communist government, a longstanding and complex cultural history, and self-inflicted demographic […]

Can’t Afford A Shanghai Apartment? Try Sleeping In A “Shared Compartment”

Shanghai’s status as an emerging tech hub is bringing with it problems related to overcrowding experienced by US cities like San Francisco and certain parts of New York City – namely out-of-control rents and home prices. But now, the cities’ mid-tier office drones, some of whom may not have enough cash saved to “commit” to […]

Can’t Afford A Shanghai Apartment? Try Sleeping In A “Shared Compartment”

Shanghai’s status as an emerging tech hub is bringing with it problems related to overcrowding experienced by US cities like San Francisco and certain parts of New York City – namely out-of-control rents and home prices. But now, the cities’ mid-tier office drones, some of whom may not have enough cash saved to “commit” to […]

Rising Occupancy In China’s Fake Manhattan Is “Mostly Government Driven”

China's copy of Manhattan is no longer a ghost town, Bloomberg reports. But that doesn't mean it has forever forestalled a "day of reckoning" for its debt-fueled growth. The northern city of Tianjin drew negative press coverage a few years ago because of a newly built replica of Manhattan complete with a mock Rockefeller Center that was created […]

Chinese Black Swans? No Problem!

With bonds, stocks, and commodities collapsing amid a renewed wave of Chinese monetray conditions tightening, concerns over potential butterfly effects and potential ‘black swans’ are beginning to appear. However, as The South China Morning Post reports, the people of Shanghai have a solution for that… Two deliverymen have been accused of stealing a black swan […]

Iron Ore Tumbles As China Steel-Producing Hub Found Lying About Production Cuts

Very much like the self-imposed output cut by OPEC and non-OPEC members which successfully boosted the price of crude over $50 even if global crude inventories “inexplicably” continue to hit new all time highs, one of the main reasons why commodity metal prices have seen a dramatic increase in prices over the past year has […]

Euro Surges, Bunds Tumble On Report Draghi Considering Rate Hikes Prior To QE End

Update: Reuters chimes in with its own headline, saying the discussion was brief, without broad support.  SOME ECB RATE SETTERS RAISED POSSIBILITY OF RATE HIKES BEFORE END QE, DISCUSSION WAS BRIEF, WITHOUT BROAD SUPPORT – SOURCES * * * The EURUSD spiked, European stocks faded gains, and German Bund futures tumbled to session lows following […]