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Understanding China's Economic Indicators: Translating the Data Into Investment Opportunities
by Tom Orlik
In Understanding China's Economic Indicators, leading economist and Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas M. Orlik introduces 35 of China's most significant economic statistics. Orlik explains why each indicator matters, how it is collected and computed, and its impact on equity, commodity, and currency markets. As China has emerged as a central player in the global ...more
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published July 22nd 2011 by FT Press
(first published July 1st 2011)
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Author Tom Orlik is a former economist and political speechwriter currently working as the China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. His deep knowledge of China’s economic statistics, political structure and recent economic development, and his ability to write very, very clearly make this book an outstanding starting point for all wishing to understand China better or to invest there. An excellent companion to Burton Malkiel’s ‘From Wall Street to the Great Wall’ or Jim Rogers’ ‘A Bull ...more
[Reposing Amazon review] There are a lot of books on the Chinese economy out there that start with a theory or an agenda. This one "teaches you to fish" so you can easily keep tabs on China's macro data yourself. The author takes a realistic and balanced attitude towards the official data, and helps clarify when to be trustful and when to be skeptical. There are a lot of examples taken from recent economic events illustrating how different indicators behaved in different circumstances, and ...more