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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Shanghai Market: Cliff Diving

by Calculated Risk on 6/10/2008 12:38:00 AM

Shanghai Cliff Diving Click on graph for larger image in ewn window.

The Shanghai Composite Index is off over 5% tonight to 3140.

From MarketWatch: China, Hong Kong drop in reaction to new bank rule

Asian markets traded broadly lower Tuesday, led down by Shanghai and Hong Kong, where banking and property shares fronted declines as investors fretted about the impact of the latest round of anti-inflationary measures announced over the weekend.
And also from MarketWatch: China takes aim at inflation, speculative fund flows
The People's Bank of China said over the weekend that it would require banks must put aside 17% of deposits as reserves, effective June 15. A second hike to 17.5% will go into effect June 25, for a total rise of 100 basis points above the current requirement of 16.5%.