Protesters shout slogans during a rally near the golf course where the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system will be deployed in Seongju, South Korea, March 15, 2017. About 200 local residents attended the rally on Wednesday to protest against the deployment of THAAD system. (XinhuaLiu Yun)

MADRID Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Outlet , Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Those five wins following the 'Clasico' defeat to FC Barcelona proved to be a false dawn for Real Madrid as Rafael Benitez's side lost to Villarreal on Sunday night.

Shakhtar Donetsk, Eibar (the smallest club in La Liga), Getafe, Cadiz and Malmo, who travelled to Madrid basically to take photographs of the Bernabeu and paid the price for that, had proved to be the perfect rivals to help forget the 4-0 drubbing by Barca, but when Real Madrid were handed a tough test in the El Madrigal Stadium Cheap Nike Air Max Thea Outlet , they failed it totally.

A goal by former Real Madrid striker, Roberto Soldado in the eighth minute, his first since August, was enough to send Benitez's men crashing to defeat and instead of closing the gap at the top of the table to just two points, they now find themselves five behind Barca and joint leaders Atletico Madrid.

Fit again central defender Sergio Ramos fumed after the game that "you can't speculate with the result... we went out to see what they would do." It is a hint that he is unhappy at the tactics of the much-criticized Benitez, while Benitez himself, struggled to find the reasons for Madrid's poor first half showing.

"It's difficult to explain: Sometimes these things happen in football and today Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Outlet , it happened to us. In the first half we didn't play well at all. We didn't do what we have planned," he said.

However, Benitez rejected claims his side had said goodbye to the league title.

"No," he said, adding, "we've lost three points... I am happy with how the team reacted in the second half."

Benitez insists his side is not more defensive than that of his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti, but the numbers speak differently showing they have scored 23 goals less than at the same time last year Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Outlet , when the Italian was at the helm.

"We're still the team with most shots on target in the league but we need to be more effective in front of goal. It's about being effective," he explained.

Real Madrid now have a home game against Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad to help get their campaign back on track, but the feeling remains that the next time they face a serious test, the same thing will happen.


BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Though the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened to a six-year low against the U.S. dollar Friday Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet , analysts said a sharp drop is unlikely despite persistent depreciation pressure.

The central parity rate of the yuan retreated 247 basis points to 6.7558 against the dollar, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), the lowest level since September 2010.

The recent yuan depreciation can be attributed to a stronger dollar and growing downward pressure on the Chinese economy due to a possible correction in the high-flying property market, said Ren Zeping, chief economist at Founder Securities.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major currencies, has hit its highest level since March following positive economic data from the country.

The dollar may ascend to even higher levels amid mounting speculation that the Federal Reserve would raise the interest rate by the end of the year Cheap Air Max 1 Outlet , analysts said.

China's reform to make its exchange rate mechanism more market-oriented also lead to higher volatility for the yuan, Wang Chunying, spokesman for the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, said at a press conference.

Analysts believed despite short-term volatility from a stronger dollar, the yuan will maintain overall stability and the chance for a sharp depreciation is slim, backed by stable economic growth, balanced fiscal condition and ample foreign exchange reserves.

China's economy expanded at a steady 6.7 percent in the third quarter of the year Cheap Air Max Thea Outlet , on track to meet the government's full-year growth target of 6.5 to 7 percent, as increased government spending and a property boom offset stubbornly weak exports.

To cool the property market amid concerns about asset bubbles, more than 20 major cities imposed home purchase restrictions early this month, which analysts said may weigh on growth over the coming quarters.

"A soft yuan could be expected to help bolster the economy somewhat, which could partially offset the possible slowdown in domestic demand due to property tightening," said Zhou Hao, Senior EM Economist Asia with Commerzbank.

Analysts expected the exchange rate of the yuan to fluctuate between 6.8 and 6.65 against the dollar in the near future Cheap Air Max 2017 Outlet , and there will be solid support around 6.8.

"Given the fact that China's foreign exchange reserves fall to five-year low in September, it's important to control capital flows at this point," said Hong Hao, managing director and head of research at BOCOM International.

Sharp yuan depreciation will drive more domestic investors seeking overseas asset allocation, fueling capital outflow. "The central bank will intervene to some extent in case of drastic fluctuations to minimize its risks," Hong said.

It's noteworthy that while the yuan exchange rate against the dollar has reached the weakest in six years, the yuan is relatively stable against a basket of currencies.

The yuan exchange rate composite index Cheap Air Max 2018 Outlet , which measures the yuan's strength relative to a basket of currencies including the dollar, euro and Japanese yen, strengthened 0.57 percent compared with the end of September to 94.64 on October 14, according to the latest CFETS data.

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