It Looks Like 1998 Again in China – Bloomberg 08-19-13

Salient to Investors:

William Pesek writes:

The economic challenges China faced in 1998 are eerily similar to those it faces today. Now, as then, economists worry China’s economy might collapse, a mountain of nonperforming loans might go bad, state-owned enterprises are stifling innovation, and social unrest might overwhelm Beijing.

The world tends to obsess over the wrong metrics. China may be the second-biggest economy but over the last 10 years it has regressed as the state companies used cheap capital to expand their grip and now impose a significant drag on growth. Vested interests have grown as rapidly as debt over the last 15 years.

Read the full article at  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-19/it-looks-like-1998-again-in-china.html

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