15/12/17

Global Deflation Alert: Chinese Credit Creation Tumbles To 27 Month Low



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Global Deflation Alert: Chinese Credit Creation Tumbles To 27 Month Low
// Zero Hedge

At the end of November, we showed a troubling observation for China - and global - macro watchers from Axiom's Gordon Johnson: for the first time ever, record Chinese credit creation had failed to stimulate the economy, and in fact the exact opposite appeared to be unfolding – economic growth is slowing across a number of data points despite massive new credit injected into the economy over the past year.

In economic terms, this meant that China's credit impulse had hit rock bottom, and was perhaps at its lowest level ever, something UBS hinted at over the summer when it showed that no matter how much credit China creates, it can no longer keep the first derivative, i.e. impulse, surging at is had in the past despite record amounts of nominal debt created. Quite the contrary.

And while one can debate the definition of ....

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