4Cs: China, Commodities, Currencies, Correction

London, UK - 18th August 2008, 12:56 GMT

Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

China Slow Down

There are four Cs worth contemplating post the Olympics:

1. China: The imminent slow down in the juggernaut's growth and output as well as attendant black swans in regard to economic and political readjustments;

2. Commodities: The declining price of all commodities -- from metals to oil and from agricultural produce to gold -- as not only China but the world economy slows down;

3. Currencies: The realignment of currencies in favour of the US dollar and the shedding of perceived value of those currencies hitherto bolstered by strong exports and production; and

4. Correction: An imminent correction in the financial markets as a result of the massive changes underway.


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