Some see the devaluation of the yuan as a panic measure by the Chinese government to reignite growth, but market analyst Ben Cavender tells the Guardian why the depreciation is mainly market driven, making the yuan freer from the US dollar peg.
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Many analysts tumbled over each other to dismiss China´s record devaluation of its currency. But financial analyst Arthur Kroeber disagrees, and says it is a necessary move to financial reforms in the middle and long term, CityWire writes.
If the 2% depreciation of China´s currency has shown anything, it shows its leaders are nervous and loss face, writes author Tom Doctoroff in the Huffington Post. Can China’s growth model be reinvigorated, Doctoroff wonders. Yes, but not by using outdated control mechanisms.
China has accumulated debts US$25 trillion and because of the relative high interest rates, that level of debt is unsustainable, argues financial analyst Victor Shih at the USC U.S.-China Institute. And when China gets into trouble, there is no IMF-style institution with enough capital to save it. A crashing stock market also does not help.
China´s much needed anti-corruption drive has now put the country into a lock-down mode, and new projects have halted, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at CNBC. The cut in the reserve ratio ratio (RRR) this weekend is one way for a kickstart, although nobody know what will really work.
The rate cut by China´s central bank PBOC took the markets by surprise on Friday. Business analyst Shaun Rein sees at CNBC some weaknesses in the countries economy, but no reason for panic. China is moving towards services and innovation, and that transition comes with some bumbs.