Articles by China

  • QE3 is the main price driver

    September 14 2012 10:05 AM

    Although Wednesday's inventory report was the main event for the oil market yesterday with prices trading around this report the main event for the global risk asset markets today was the US Fed announcement that they are embarking on another round of quantitative easing... QE3. The US Fed announced a $40 billion per month mortgage back securities buying program that is likely to last for as much as a year. The Fed will re-evaluate the situation in three or four months. This new program is in...

  • Worldwide Security Infrastructure Market Will Grow 8.4 Percent By End Of 2012: Gartner

    September 14 2012 5:47 AM

    At a time when IT budgets are feeling the pressure due to the global economic slowdown, security is expected to remain a priority through 2016, according to a new Gartner report.

  • Asian Stocks Rally On Fed Stimulus Action

    September 14 2012 4:51 AM

    Asian stock markets rallied to a four-month high Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched another large scale of asset purchase program overnight to stimulate the world's largest economy.

  • Asian Shares Hit 4-Month High, Dollar Weak On Fed Action

    September 13 2012 9:00 PM

    Asian shares rose to a four-month high Friday while the dollar remained weak against other major currencies after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced an aggressive new stimulus to drive job creation in the U.S. economy.

  • Japan Says Chinese Ships Enter Its Waters Off Disputed Islands

    September 13 2012 7:48 PM

    Two Chinese patrol ships entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islets claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo on Friday, Japan's Coast Guard said.

  • Iran May Be Avoiding Oil Sanctions, Stealthily Transferring Crude

    September 13 2012 5:47 PM

    Iran appears to be using a tricky system of oil shipping and transferring at the offshore port of Labuan near Malaysia in order to get its crude to Asian markets, skirting Western sanctions.

  • iPhone 5 Plays: 5 Ways To Ride Tide Without Buying $700 Apple SharesiPhone 5 Plays: 5 Ways To Ride Tide Without Buying $700 Apple Shares

    September 13 2012 4:47 PM

    Want to play the iPhone 5 craze created by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and not pay the price for Apple's near-$700 shares. Think of some of its suppliers like Arm Holings (Nasdaq: ARMH) and Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), or even Corning (NYSE: GLW) whose products are designed into the product.

  • International Tourism Arrivals To Exceed 1 Billion For First Time In 2012International Tourism Arrivals To Exceed 1 Billion For First Time In 2012

    September 13 2012 11:56 AM

    Europe may be in the throes of a crisis while North America recovers from its own recession, but that hasn’t stopped people from traveling -- far from it. Despite concerns over the global economy, tourism has shown incredible resilience as international arrivals are now projected to cross the 1 billion mark for the first time in 2012.

  • Fewer Children Dying Worldwide, But Mortality Rates Still Too High: UNFewer Children Dying Worldwide, But Mortality Rates Still Too High: UN

    September 13 2012 11:20 AM

    A new report from UNICEF, the WHO and the World Bank says that under-five mortality has decreased significantly worldwide, but many countries are still not on track to meet their Millennium Development Goals.

  • Pre-Opening Corn Market Report for 9/13/2012

    September 13 2012 10:06 AM

    December corn is trading slightly lower near 7:30 am CST and there were no September corn deliveries overnight. Dalian corn traded slightly lower overnight. Corn was under pressure for most of the evening but is seeing a bit of support from the wheat market this morning following yesterday's sharp losses. All eyes are on the Federal Reserve today as they finish their 2 day meetings. Most investors feel a new round of QE will be announced to jump start the US economy. The US Dollar is trading ...

  • Is China’s Stimulus For Real? Economists Lower 2012 Growth ForecastsIs China’s Stimulus For Real? Economists Lower 2012 Growth Forecasts

    September 13 2012 7:02 AM

    China's economic slowdown is expected to reach its nadir in the third quarter, leaving growth for 2012 likely to fall below 8 percent, a level unseen since 1999. While top Chinese leaders remain confident that the world's second-largest economy still has "ample strength" in either monetary or fiscal domains to propel economic growth, economists caution that the $158 billion stimulus unveiled by China may not be all it's hyped up to be.

  • Asian Markets Rise On US Easing HopesAsian Markets Rise On US Easing Hopes

    September 13 2012 12:07 AM

    Most of the Asian markets made gains Thursday as investors remained hopeful waiting for the policymakers in the U.S. to announce monetary easing measures to boost the global economy and rejuvenate the economic growth momentum.

  • An Open Letter To Apple: I Don't Want Your Stinkin' iPhone 5, Or Anything Else. It’s Not Me, It’s You. And We’re Over.

    September 12 2012 7:52 PM

    Like all bad addictions, I’ve come to realize joy and utility no longer mask the negatives of Apple's intrusion into my life. My wallet, my brain and the people around me have suffered as a result of my dealings with the Cupertino giant. So I’m calling it quits. Apple, this thing of ours? It's over.

  • Russia And China Okay IAEA Resolution Demanding Iran Cease Nuclear ProgramRussia And China Okay IAEA Resolution Demanding Iran Cease Nuclear Program

    September 12 2012 4:38 PM

    The U.S. and its allies have long sought to pressure Russia and China into backing such a statement against Iran, amidst fears that Israel would unilaterally attack Iran in a pre-emptive measure in lieu of finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

  • iPhone 5 Intro: SumOfUs Renews ‘Slave Labor’ Charges Vs. AppleiPhone 5 Intro: SumOfUs Renews ‘Slave Labor’ Charges Vs. Apple

    September 12 2012 4:07 PM

    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, continues to abuse workers in China who assemble its iPhone 5 and other products, liberal watchdog group SumOfUs.org charged on Wednesday.

  • Xi Jinping Suffered Heart Attack: ReportXi Jinping Suffered Heart Attack: Report

    September 12 2012 2:52 PM

    Communist Party officials have been reticent to comment on Xi’s condition.

  • China Says It Won't Back Down On Islands, But Japan Is Dismissive Of Their Dispute

    September 12 2012 2:14 PM

    The mouthpiece for the Chinese military weighs in on the country's island dispute with Japan, harshly, and diplomatic stings between the world's second and third-largest economies stir concerns in the world about the stability of East Asia.

  • Pre-Opening Soy Complex Market Report 9/12

    September 12 2012 11:17 AM

    November soybeans are trading 8 cents higher near 7:00 am cst. Soybean meal and oil are higher as well. Malaysian Palm Oil prices traded lower overnight on expectations for higher production this month and on rising stocks. There were no soybean or soybean meal deliveries overnight but 398 deliveries of oil were made bringing the total for the month to 7,500. Asian equity markets were generally higher during overnight trading, with the Japanese Nikkei up 1.73% and the Shanghai A Share index up 0...

  • Nat Gas holding most of gains from last two sessions

    September 12 2012 11:13 AM

    Nat Gas futures are starting the day with only a minor level of profit taking selling so far and are holding onto most of the gains from the last two sessions. The current price is at the upper end of the trading range and at a level that I still do not think is sustainable. At the current price level coal to Nat Gas switching is now favorable to coal which if the price remains at the current level utilities will have to look seriously at switching back to coal. In addition the latest NOAA six t...

  • Arsenal Transfer News: Drogba, Adrian and Walcott Involved in Latest SpeculationArsenal Transfer News: Drogba, Adrian and Walcott Involved in Latest Speculation

    September 12 2012 10:56 AM

    Arsenal have been linked with a sensational swoop for one of their former tormentors as manager Arsene Wenger seeks to bring in a goalscorer.