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ISBN-13 9780132819480ISBN-10 0132819481
ISBN-10 0132620197ISBN-13 9780132620192
Author(s): Tom Orlik
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 272

As China has emerged as a central player in the global economy, more and more investors are seeking profitable opportunities there. To choose the right investments, it's crucial to understand China's economic environment—and that means finding, interpreting, and utilizing China's growing base of economic indicators. In this book, leading economist and market analyst Thomas M. Orlik introduces 35 of China's most significant economic statistics. Orlik explains why each indicator matters, how it is collected and computed, and its impact on equity, commodity, and currency markets.

Orlik helps investors make sense of data on everything from Chinese GDP growth to inflation, unemployment, bond yields, electricity production, and aircraft passenger numbers. He draws on the best information supplied by the Chinese government's statistical agency, ministries, and industry associations, as well as private sources. Each indicator is clearly described, along with a practical discussion of its implications for investors.