New York, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2012
In a recent Investment Contrarians article, financial expert and editor George Leong cites a recent report from the People’s Bank of China that indicates that banks in China were net sellers of 3.8 billion yuan, equal to US$597 million, in July. According to Leong, the news indicates China may face hurdles trying to pump up the economy, given that, with the outflow of capital, the country will need to ramp up its government spending. However, he reports, China is looking to boost its GDP in the decades ahead through raw materials—in particular, oil.
“In the oil patch, Chinese energy firms made about $48.0 billion in acquisitions in North America in 2009 and 2010,” says Leong, citing the International Energy Agency.
In July, CNOOC, one of the three major state-owned oil stocks in China, announced it would acquire Canada-based Nexen for $15.1 billion in cash, or $27.50 per share, representing a whopping 60% above the close of July 20, reports Leong.
Likewise, Leong notes, China-based Sinopec Corp. also announced it would pay $1.5 billion for a 49% stake in the U.K. division of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy.
The Investment Contrarians editor also points out that China recently funded Africa—a growing area of investment for China—an additional $20.0 billion in loans. Of course, China is steadily increasing its access to African resources, according to Leong’s research.
“China’s demand for raw materials will remain high across many sectors, from industrial, to mining, to technology,” claims Leong.
In his opinion, the proposed major acquisition of Nexen is not the last, but is only the start of an aggressive push by China to expand its access to global resources.
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The editors of Investment Contrarians believe the stock market and the economy have been propped up since 2009 by artificially low interest rates, never-ending government borrowing and an unprecedented expansion of our money supply. The “official” unemployment numbers do not reflect people who have given up looking for work and are thus skewed. They believe the “official” inflation numbers are also not reflective of today’s reality of rising prices.
After a 25- to 30-year down cycle in interest rates, the Investment Contrarians editors expect rapid inflation caused by huge government debt and money printing will eventually start us on a new cycle of rising interest rates.
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