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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

China data turns bullish - IP +10.4%

Reports on the death of the China boom have been greatly exaggerated, as today's August data dump showed.

Industrial production (IP) was up 10.4% y/y, retail sales +13.4 y/y and Fixed Asset Investment (FAI) +20.4% y/y.

All bullish and potentially commensurate with China gunning for its 7.5% growth target. 

The Aussie dollar is back up at 92.6 cents on the news, and stocks will finish with another day of solid gains.

So, two quarters of falling growth in China appears to have bottomed out, which is great news.

Risks? A China real estate bubble. Revenues from property sales up by more than a third in the past year...


"China’s industrial output grew at the fastest pace in 17 months in August, adding to signs of a rebound this quarter that include a pickup in export gains.
Factory production rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement in Beijing today, compared with a median forecast of 9.9 percent in a Bloomberg News survey. Retail sales advanced 13.4 percent, while fixed-asset investment excluding rural households increased 20.3 percent in the January-August period, both topping estimates.
Today’s data suggest Premier Li Keqiang’s measures from tax cuts to extra spending on railways have helped halt a two-quarter slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy. Li’s government has signaled that it will defend its 7.5 percent expansion goal while cutting overcapacity and squeezing shadow banking to limit financial risks."