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Baoshang Isn’t China’s Lehman, So Why Does April 17 Show Up All Over Global Markets?

By |2019-06-24T16:27:12-04:00June 24th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

One month ago, on May 24, Chinese regulators stunned the world by announcing the first bank restructuring in modern China’s history. Based in Inner Mongolia, Baoshang Bank was seized because of what the PBOC and China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said was “severe credit risk.” Initial reports attempted to link Baoshang’s struggles to financier [...]

Three For One In China Still Yields A Minus Situation

By |2019-01-25T17:57:35-05:00January 25th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

A couple of new developments in China that are worth commenting on. First, what everyone is calling a stealth QE. It isn’t. The central bank bill swap program is instead designed for two purposes at once, neither of which will follow along like an LSAP. The intent in doing this specifically right now suggests something [...]