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Watchdog Warns of Coming China Banking Crisis

Debt-to-GDP stands at 255 percent. And the troubles don’t end there.

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The China Bubble

It’s probably bursting, one way or another. And the world hasn’t figured out what to do about it.

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China’s Economic Crisis Gets Political

China’s Premier Li is in trouble. The country’s economic crisis may be spilling over into its political system.

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What’s Behind China’s Devaluation?

China’s renminbi devaluation is huge economic news, and according to a keen bit of analysis it also tells us something important about how bad the real Chinese economic figures, as opposed to the inflated official ones, are looking right now.

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China’s Sly Devaluation

China has made a savvy but risky play by abruptly devaluing its currency at a moment when it needs to boost exports while claiming success at moving away from an export-driven growth model.

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Rattled Investors Tank Chinese Markets

Despite aggressive intervention from Beijing, Chinese markets opened to a broad sell-off, with 1,500 stocks falling by the maximum daily amount of 10 percent.

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A Quarter-Trillion Bucks Pours Out of China

We should expect Chinese money to be going global, but the sheer pace of it might be going beyond what we’d expect from a healthy market. Is this capital flight?

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Big Trouble in Big China

Signs that the Great China Bubble may be bursting have more and more of the world’s smartest investors fretting.

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separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

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