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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

China must be in a bad way - even economists are noticing

In response to an FT article by Jamil Anderlini on 21st August 2015, entitled 'China's manufacturing sector suffers biggest shrinkage since 2009'

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3fcb0f8c-47c6-11e5-af2f-4d6e0e5eda22.html#ixzz3jR66VPva

'“Real GDP growth is probably slipping under 7 per cent in the second half of 2015,” said Bill Adams, international economist at PNC Financial Services Group'

It's good to know that we have 'international economists' with such razor sharp analytical skills. Here's another view, which hopefully will help readers who have been on a rainforest trek for the past 6 months, and need to catch up quick on what's happening in the world:

'Man who fell in de Nile will probably have wet clothes when he climbs out'

War on cash Vol 2 - The FT View

The Fed's data is 'bull'. Their targets are the other thing