Our China long intermediate "Trend" was further supported yesterday with the announcement from China’s State Council of increased efforts to encourage enterprises to upgrade technology and engage in independent innovation. Key industries such as steel, auto, ship manufacturing, petrochemical, light industry, textile, nonferrous metals, equipment manufacturing, and information technology were highlighted by the Council.
Again, this is very proactive policy coming from the Chinese. In the last days China announced that they are cutting taxes, slashing interest rates, and issuing a $586B stimulus package. With high single-digit GDP growth combined with low single-digit inflation in 2009, China’s ETF (FXI) is a buy.