Wednesday’s best of the web


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In today's emerging market best of the web, we look at predictions of Chinese monetary easing, how the Chinese job market is still extremely healthy, examine a South African mining company's railroad plans, spotlight a Turkish food products manufacturer, and what Brazilian ministers intend to do about the country's slowing growth.

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China Daily reports some policy wonks anticipate changes in Chinese monetary policy

After three years of tightening, experts are predicting Chinese monetary policy for the emerging market will take steps to make credit more freely available. Concerns over market liquidity lead some to predict the reserve requirement ratio will be lowered in the near term. Others think more targeted easing is appropriate by lowering the lending rate and inducing market-based interest rate reform. Consensus seems to be building that Chinese yuan ( CNY , quote ) will soon be more freely available.

Chinese factories in Guangdong struggle to find laborers according to Bloomberg

The job market in the Guangdong province shows no sign of weakness as factories are still short 5-10% of needed workers and technicians. Given the strong demand for work there is a question as to whether the Chinese government needs to roll out a large stimulus for its economy ( FXI , quote ), keep it small, or just cut the interest rate and be done with it.

Infrastructure spending increase expected in Congo by South African mining company Exxaro

South African mining company Exxaro  ( EXXAY , quote ) announced plans to improve rail lines running from its recently acquired Myoko iron ore site to the Congo Atlantic coast. It is unclear if the company will end the line in the established harbor city of Pointe Noire or build new harbor facilities to the north in smaller Indienne. Whatever the decision, Exxaro anticipates starting production at Myoko in 2013.

Joe Parkinson discusses Yildiz Holding as the perfect representative for the World Economic Forum themes in the WSJ

With Istanbul currently hosting the World Economic Forum, this post explains why major Turkish food products manufacturer Yildiz Holding's growth story represents one of the forum's primary themes: "bridging transformations." Successful expansion into new regions fueled by smart acquisitions and diversification has made this emerging market company (and its eight publicly listed subsidiaries) one of "Turkey's corporate success stories."

The Rio Times reports disappointing Brazilian economic growth has led to ministerial meetings to discuss solutions

Concerns the emerging market of Brazil ( EWZ , quote ) is falling behind other BRIC nations were heightened when the most recent growth figures were announced. Previous growth has been driven by middle class consumption aided by cheap credit. Economists are calling for improvements in the country's industrial capacity; including infrastructure improvements. President Dilma Rousseff concurs in the belief that more infrastructure spending "would lead to growth."

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