October retail sales in China rose 7.2 per cent year-on-year, a near 16-year low. Photo: AP

China’s rising household debt a ‘major concern’ as government tries to boost consumption amid trade war

  • Household debt in China hit 60.4 per cent of its gross domestic product at the end of 2018, according to the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)
  • The rapid growth of household debt has raised concerns among policymakers and analysts at the same time the government tries to boost consumption
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October retail sales in China rose 7.2 per cent year-on-year, a near 16-year low. Photo: AP
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The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.2 in November from 49.3 in October and above the 49.5 predicted in a Bloomberg poll of analysts. Photo: AP

China economic recovery to be short-lived despite manufacturing rebound as analysts fail to upgrade forecasts

  • The private Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged up on Monday following a surprise growth in the official index at the weekend
  • Expansion across China’s factories in November has not led to any upgrade in economic growth forecasts for 2020
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The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 50.2 in November from 49.3 in October and above the 49.5 predicted in a Bloomberg poll of analysts. Photo: AP
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