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Grand Central: Fed Policy and the China Question Mark

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Friday, April 18Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/grandcentralsignup.“Central banks in the United States and around the world must end their complacency and respond preemptively to the threat by monitoring inflation rates and undertaking aggressive monetization.” [...] Read more ...

via Wsj
18 Apr 2014

Watch out! Scandal might rock Hong Kong stocks on Tuesday

Watch out for Hong Kong stocks when markets reopen on Tuesday, as one of China's largest state conglomerates -- China Resources Corp. (CRC) -- has been hit by news that its 51-year-old chairman is now the center of a massive corruption scandal, all due to one journalist's repeated allegations on China's version of Twitter. Read more ...

via Marketwatch
18 Apr 2014

China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists. The four were associated with the New Citizens Movement, a loose network whose members held peaceful protests in Beijing last year, carrying [...] Read more ...

via Yahoo
18 Apr 2014