China has just raised its interest rate; what does it mean?

Developing  countries have been seeing inflation, with cheap money coming in from the US.  We may have seen this with higher property prices.  Our US friends have been happily printing more money in the hope of getting its people to spend.  China has been doing well in its exports, while trying to contain domestic inflation too.

China has just increased its interest rates by a quarter %.  Is this just a small increase; and will more interest rates hikes follow in the coming months?  What does this mean to the Singapore $?  HenryY, Weng Hon, what do you think will happen to the world’s ETFs and equity markets?

Share your thoughts o the US$ and Euro pair.  Will China continue to boom?  Abel, do you see any fast drop with your counters? Still a good time to go to the US will cheaper USD?

There will be a SHC trading club meeting, scheduled for Thur Oct 28, 2010 from 3pm to 7 pm at the MPH cafe, along Robinson Road.  Strictly for those with interests in equities, ETFs, currencies, trading platforms and other  trading instruments, and SHC members only.   Limited to 40 pax.

Terence Seah 

One thought on “China has just raised its interest rate; what does it mean?

  1. hi Terence,
    Frankly, I don’t know about such things, I just read the news as a back ground knowledge. I am not trained in economics or finance. However, my gut feeling is that the market is slowly inching up,so there are opportunities out there.
    China seems to be pulling back, cooling things down. The recents two IPOs GLP am MapletreeInd should be making us some money. ok i can attend the meeting on 28thur

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