A worker drives a forklift past rolled aluminium coils at a factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. China’s manufacturing PMI fell to 49.2 in February 2019, showing a contraction. Photo: Reuters

Chinese entrepreneurs’ pessimism stands out as Fidelity survey points to a gloomy 2019

  • Weaker consumer sentiment and increasing costs of doing business are the core drivers of this year’s pessimism, says Michael Sayers, equities research director at Fidelity
  • Fidelity’s sentiment index in China at -0.4 compared to 0.6 for rest of the world
Topic |   China economy

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A worker drives a forklift past rolled aluminium coils at a factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. China’s manufacturing PMI fell to 49.2 in February 2019, showing a contraction. Photo: Reuters
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The United States’ trade deficit with China fell US$2.8 billion to what in November 2018? Photo: AFP

China economy quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of the top stories from February 2019

  • How many ‘discredited’ people were restricted from buying plane tickets by China's social credit system?
  • Which company closed a huge smartphone factory in Tianjin in December effecting 2,600 employees?
Topic |   China economy

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The United States’ trade deficit with China fell US$2.8 billion to what in November 2018? Photo: AFP
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