An employee works on a carbon fibre production line at a factory in Lianyungang, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, on August 9. China’s PMI fell in August, setting alarm bells ringing in the manufacturing sector. Photo: AFP
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Trade war, Federal Reserve rate hikes should push China to double down on measures to boost growth

David Brown says in the face of global headwinds, China’s policymakers could consider cutting interest rates, slashing taxes and increasing spending to keep the economy on course

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An employee works on a carbon fibre production line at a factory in Lianyungang, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, on August 9. China’s PMI fell in August, setting alarm bells ringing in the manufacturing sector. Photo: AFP
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