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China Slams On The Brakes And Commodities Tank

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ViewPoints: China slams on the brakes

International Herald Tribune

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006

The ripple effects of China's move Thursday to brake its economy were surprising only in their magnitude. Commodity markets trembled at the prospect that demand from China would slow if the central bank's unexpected decision to raise interest rates had the desired effect of cooling industrial growth. Zinc and copper prices tumbled, as did stocks of companies that mine those metals.

We live in treacherous times for investments. China's action demonstrates the ripple effect of a single hike in IR. Imagine the size of the ripple when the BoJ begin to tighten.

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