China Economic Monitor: Q2 2019

China Economic Monitor: Q2 2019

Quarterly review of China’s economic trends and developments

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KPMG China has released the latest Q3 edition of the China Economic Monitor (CEM). The new issue analyses the latest trends in the macro economy and recent regulatory changes. China’s economy grew at 6.3% in the first six months of 2019, 0.3 percentage points lower than the 2018 annual growth rate. With weakened internal and external demand, we expect China’s economy to slow further in the second half of 2019.  The government will very likely pursue more intensive measures to counter sluggish economic growth, including proactive fiscal policy and accommodative monetary policy. In the long run, China should continue pushing forward its reform and opening-up to lower market entry barriers and boost firms’ confidence to achieve long-term growth. 

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