Friday, November 16, 2007

China's scorching factory investment a 'worry'

Here's a number that jumps off the screen.
From MarketWatch:

China's investment in factories, land and other assets in urban areas surged 27% in the first 10 months of the year, adding to concerns of a looming bubble in industrial spending and raising pressure on the government to rein in investment.
Investment in fixed urban assets totaled 8.9 trillion yuan ($1.2 trillion) in the January to October period, the statistics bureau reported on Friday....