Surge in China lending could lead to global economic rebound, stronger chemicals demand

February 27, 2019

CHINA may have pressed the panic button again. If the extraordinary rise in January lending is sustained, this would represent the third time in recent history that China has opened the floodgates on new credit. A sustained upswing in lending would obviously result in stronger chemicals pricing, margins and demand. Further upward momentum could be added by a US/China trade deal. As recently last week, I didn’t have the long term context of what China did in January. But now, thanks to the above chart from fellow blogger Paul Hodges, there is a strong case to be made for three episodes of China panic: When the Global Financial Crisis struck, China faced tens of millions of manufacturing job losses because of the collapse of orders from the West. So it said to its bankers, “Go out at lend. I don’t care whom you lend to or how much. Just lend, lend and lend”.

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