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Australia's No. 1 Economic Worry: China's Slowdown Mar 12
Standard & Poors, March 2012
The European sovereign debt crisis has been capturing front-page headlines in the financial news media. However, for countries highly dependent on the world's growth engine of China--like Australia--a more pertinent concern of institutional investors is the slowdown of the Chinese economy. Indeed, an acute deceleration of China's economy would have significant repercussions for the export-reliant Asia-Pacific economies, including commodity-exporting Australia. Australia has, through a combination of luck and effort, managed to survive the Western world's ongoing financial crisis relatively unscathed. However, the "lucky country" has relied heavily on the continuing expansion of the Chinese economic dragon. About half of Australia's mineral exports, by value, is shipped to China. China's voracious appetite for commodity imports has been shoring up the Australian...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
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Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings)