An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing on December 7, 2018. Contrary to global conventions, China denotes gains and advances in red, using green to illustrate declines and losses. Photo: Reuters An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing on December 7, 2018. Contrary to global conventions, China denotes gains and advances in red, using green to illustrate declines and losses. Photo: Reuters
An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing on December 7, 2018. Contrary to global conventions, China denotes gains and advances in red, using green to illustrate declines and losses. Photo: Reuters
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Up or down? Prospects for China’s stocks are split in the second half as analysts dither over policies, inflation and yuan

  • Citic Securities is the most bullish among brokers that have published outlooks, predicting that gains will pick up pace in the fourth quarter
  • CSC Financial, Huaxi Securities and Orient Securities are less upbeat, citing US bond yields, lingering inflation and slowing earnings growth

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An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing on December 7, 2018. Contrary to global conventions, China denotes gains and advances in red, using green to illustrate declines and losses. Photo: Reuters An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing on December 7, 2018. Contrary to global conventions, China denotes gains and advances in red, using green to illustrate declines and losses. Photo: Reuters
An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing on December 7, 2018. Contrary to global conventions, China denotes gains and advances in red, using green to illustrate declines and losses. Photo: Reuters
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