It's the credit squeeze China had to have

China's new leaders have picked a tough test for their economic management skills: the runaway shadow banking system.

China initiated a credit squeeze last Thursday when the People's Bank of China (PBOC) ignored a sharp rate spike on the interbank market.

It was the right call, because failure to move against runaway credit growth now would mean a systemic crisis not too far down the track.

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Max Walsh

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Max Walsh was for many years one of Australia’s top economic and political commentators, highly regarded as a journalist, author and broadcaster. Throughout his career, Max was involved in all dimensions of the media industry, which has encompassed positions with two of Australia’s largest publishing companies and television networks.

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