China trade - fresh concern trade invoices being manipulated to get capital out

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    Sep 2, 2015
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    n the wake of the poor trade dat out of China yesterday, Bloomberg says: Economists at Macquarie Securities Ltd., Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. and Natixis SA said the unusual spike in Hong Kong imports points to companies using trade channels for financial arbitrage. Over invoicing for goods gives a company or individual the opportunity to skirt China's capital controls and shift money off shore."It's very likely to be fake trade," said Larry Hu, head of China economics at Macquarie. "That's the main reason why imports from Hong Kong have surged."

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