Early Headines: US Credit Invisibles, US Great Plains Flooding, Silk Road to South America and More

May 25th, 2015
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Early Bird Headlines 25 May 2015

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  • The Silk Road Stretches To South America (Oriental Review) China's grand strategy is to facilitate global trade via strategically constructed infrastructure projects, believing that the economic freedom this provides to its partners can liberate them from Western unipolar frameworks and more easily transition them into the emerging multipolar system.
  • China's Central Bank Lowers Borrowing Costs to Help Clean Up Local Debt Mess (Bloomberg) The three-month Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate has tumbled 200 basis points since March 31, heading for the biggest two-month drop since 2008. That coincides with the government kicking off a municipal bond program and the exchange of regional loans into lower-yielding notes. China's government needed lower borrowing costs to clean up a local debt mess. The central bank obliged.
  • China Retakes Top Spot as the Biggest Foreign Owner of U.S. Debt (Wall Street Journal)

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