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Foreign capital exiting China at an accelerated pace


With the Chinese economy slowing down and its population dividend diminishing, foreign capital has been exiting the market at an accelerated pace, leading to concerns over a possible large-scale capital flight which may impact domestic banking capital and forex reserves, according to Duowei News, a media outlet run by overseas Chinese. A recent case in … Continue reading

China PMI steadies, but doesn’t dispel growth worries


Activity in China’s factories increased marginally in April but export orders fell sharply, a government survey showed on Thursday, adding to questions about whether the world’s second-largest economy is stabilizing after its first-quarter slowdown. The data came a day after Premier Li Keqiang pledged to step up support for the trade sector, adding to measures … Continue reading

Is China on final approach to an economic crisis?


January’s PMI data for China’s manufacturing sector, as released by Markit Economics and HSBC, showed a marked decline in production activity. More disturbing, however, is their analysis on the individual sectors of the manufacturing economy.  According to the report, firms cut their staffing levels at the quickest pace since March 2009, and, more importantly, “average … Continue reading

January reading of China’s PMI at highest level for 2 years


The published data for the Chinese PMI manufacturing sector shows that in January the final reading of the index was at its highest level in 2 years. In the past month, its value rose to 52.3 from 51.5 in December. Recent data indicates improving conditions in the Chinese industrial sector for the third month in … Continue reading

China January PMIs signal mild recovery in place


China’s giant manufacturing sector extended its mild recovery in January with weak foreign demand still crimping growth, a pair of surveys showed, underscoring that the country’s rebound from its worst downturn in 13 years remains modest. Two separate versions of the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) released on Friday showed factory output in the world’s second-largest … Continue reading

China’s non-manufacturing industries expand at a faster pace


China’s non-manufacturing industries expanded at a faster pace in October, adding to evidence the world’s second-biggest economy is recovering after a seven- quarter slowdown. The purchasing managers’ index rose to 55.5 from 53.7 in September, the National Bureau of Statistics and China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said in Beijing today. A reading above 50 … Continue reading

China’s economy mending; Germany’s descending


Any hopes of a Euro Zone rebound appear to have been dashed for now The eurozone’s biggest member, Germany,is being sucked into the bloc’s worsening economic quagmire, business surveys suggested on Wednesday, as similar data signalled the slowdown in China may be abating. The slump that began in Greece and spread to other smaller eurozone … Continue reading

Surveys point to slowdown in Chinese economy


China’s vast manufacturing sector has been badly hit by slowing new orders, two complementary surveys showed, a sign that the pace of growth in the world’s second-largest economy will weaken well into the third quarter. The final reading of the HSBC China manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for August fell to a seasonally adjusted 47.6, … Continue reading

China factory surveys signal wider economic weakness


China‘s economy betrayed signs of a broadening slowdown as surveys of its vast factory sector showed momentum eased in May, signalling a deeper-than-forecast deterioration in demand at home and abroad and the likelihood of more policy easing. The official purchasing managers’ index – covering China’s biggest, mainly state-backed firms – fell more than expected to … Continue reading

China factory data signals weak first-half growth


China‘s factories faltered in May as export orders fell to two month lows, a private sector survey showed on Thursday, suggesting surprise weakness in April’s hard economic data persists even as policymakers seek to shore up growth. The HSBC Flash Purchasing Managers Index, the earliest indicator of China’s industrial sector, retreated to 48.7 in May … Continue reading

China’s towering metal stockpiles cast economic shadow


When metals warehouses in top consumer China are so full that workers start stockpiling iron ore in granaries and copper in car parks, you know the global economy could be in trouble. At Qingdao Port, home to one of China’s largest iron ore terminals, hundreds of mounds of iron ore, each as tall as a … Continue reading

The risks of a Chinese hard landing


With the Chinese economy seemingly in the midst of a fairly soft landing, global investors have not been paying much attention to China in recent months. However, all that will change as a result of the extremely weak Chinese activity data for April which were published last week. Asian equities and commodity prices have already … Continue reading

China April HSBC services PMI rises to 6-month high


China‘s services sector enjoyed its busiest month in half a year in April, with business expectations at their highest level in 12 months, a private sector survey of purchasing managers showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted HSBC China Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 54.1 in April from 53.3 in March, its strongest reading … Continue reading

China factories bottoming out, HSBC PMI signals


China‘s manufacturing sector showed fresh signs of bottoming out in April, with export orders ticking up, but activity still contracted for a sixth consecutive month, according to a private sector survey on Wednesday. “The seasonal rebound this year was much weaker than that in the past, suggesting growth momentum remains soft,” Barclay’s Capital analyst Yiping … Continue reading

China’s official PMI rises to 13-month high in April


China‘s official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to a 13-month high in April, signalling the economy has found a footing and may be recovering from a first-quarter trough, but smaller factories are still struggling. The pick-up in the PMI to 53.3 from 53.1 in March indicated a further expansion in the vast factory sector, although … Continue reading

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