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[CHART] You'll Never Guess Who Surpassed China's GDP Growth Rate

China boasts the world's second-largest economy. It is the largest trading nation in the world, the largest manufacturing economy, the largest exporter, and has the world's fastest growing consumer market. The country produces and uses 60% of the world's cement, 46% of the world's coal, and its railway tracks could twice circle the earth.

But China's GDP growth rate is slowing, now on track to slip to a 25-year low in 2015 of under 7%.

And this unlikely economic force is growing. It out-earned China's economy by 40% in 2014 alone...


Tesla Stock Price Today Climbs After Reporting Record China Sales

The Tesla stock price today (Monday) climbed as much as 2% from Friday's close after the company announced record sales in China for Q3.

Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) sold 1,345 vehicles in China this quarter. That beat Q2 China sales of 883 vehicles and Q1 sales of 797.

And that's not the only reason to be bullish on the Tesla stock price...


Why Chinese Interest Rates Were Slashed Again Today

China's central bank on Friday cut both Chinese interest rates and banks' reserve requirement ratio. It's an effort to boost China's slowing economy.

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) trimmed its benchmark lending and deposit rate by 0.25% each. They are now at 4.35% and 1.5%, respectively.

The cut in Chinese interest rates comes just days after China reported its slowest GDP growth rate since the Great Recession...


No One Believes China's GDP Numbers… But They're Not The Real Takeaway

China reported its most recent GDP figures as 6.9% growth versus the officially targeted 7% everybody was expecting.

Now the media's going to spend the next 72 hours talking about that China's GDP "miss" as if it's a real number. Ignore them.

Instead, focus on the data I'm going to share with you today. China's going to fuel the world's best businesses for decades to come.

And, in the process of doing so, create yet another round of millionaires. I want you to be one of them.


China Economic Growth: 2015 Pace Falls to Slowest Since Great Recession

China Economic Growth 2015: China's economic growth rate came in at 6.9% in Q3, slipping below 7% for the first time since 2009.

Slowing growth has raised doubts that China will be able to reach its official target growth rate of 7% for the full year. It also adds to mounting concerns about the health of the global economy and puts additional pressure on Beijing to do more to boost growth.

Here's why China's economic growth in 2015 is having a global impact...

Global Markets

America Is About to Import a Global Debt Crisis

A global debt crisis is coming. The warning signs have been emerging for months.

"This market instability is not going away. It's been building for six years. It can only end one way – with a 'Super Crash,'" Money Morning Global Credit Strategist Michael E. Lewitt told readers back on Sept. 8. "It's not just China that's creating this next (much worse) sell-off. It's also the massive, $200 trillion global debt bubble that's driving the world economy to its knees."

Now, it seems, major media outlets are finally catching on…

This week, an award-winning investigative journalist for Salon wrote a well-researched piece that concluded "trillions of dollars of investment in emerging markets has been fueled by cheap credit - and the bill's coming due"...


China's Middle Class Just Saw 33 Years of Wealth Growth in Only 15

It's official. The size of China's middle class has surpassed the U.S. middle class for the first time ever. But that's the least astounding of the statistics associated with the country's progress.

For example, for every one American who made "middle class" status over the past 15 years, two Chinese citizens joined.

Here's are some numbers that put China's "new" middle class into perspective...


China Monetary Policy Moves Continue to Fall Short

The China monetary policy has seen numerous manipulative moves over the last several months as the government tries stimulate growth and stabilize the crashing Chinese stock markets.

So far, results have been uninspiring as China's growth continue to wane.

Here are some of the China monetary policy moves and how they have failed to pay off so far...


Why the Chinese Stock Market Climbed 2% Today

The Chinese stock market reversed an early loss Monday and finished up nearly 2% even as other Asian stock markets stumbled.

Investors counting on more government intervention, however, will likely get burned.

Here's why there is more trouble ahead in China...


China's Inflation Is Rising – but All Eyes Are on Deflationary Risks

The latest data out of China today shows China’s inflation is rising. However, it’s China’s deflation risks that have everyone talking.

The National Bureau of Statics said today (Thursday) that China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 2% year over year in August and reached a one-year high.

But that wasn't the only statistic investors are eying today...