This morning Asian shares hovered near four-year lows and oil prices languished at near 12-year lows as investors fretted over whether Beijing may be losing control of the economy, Reuters reported. China’s muted inflation in December, Monday’s 5.33% plunge of the Shanghai Composite Index, sliding oil prices, and falling stocks on Wall Street last week (US stocks experienced their worst week in four years), made investors in search of safe haven assets such as gold, Japan’s yen and the US dollar.To subscribe please click here