Beijing has stressed the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and analysts say that doing so may necessitate a loosening of China’s fiscal policies. Photo: Reuters Beijing has stressed the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and analysts say that doing so may necessitate a loosening of China’s fiscal policies. Photo: Reuters
Beijing has stressed the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and analysts say that doing so may necessitate a loosening of China’s fiscal policies. Photo: Reuters

China’s slowing economic growth and potential headwinds may suggest fiscal loosening is imminent

  • Analysts say weak retail consumption, slowing exports and hardships facing small and medium-sized businesses all suggest government spending needs to rise
  • China’s finance ministry has so far remained tight-lipped on further fiscal loosening, instead vowing to address fiscal sustainability

Topic |   China economy
Beijing has stressed the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and analysts say that doing so may necessitate a loosening of China’s fiscal policies. Photo: Reuters Beijing has stressed the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and analysts say that doing so may necessitate a loosening of China’s fiscal policies. Photo: Reuters
Beijing has stressed the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and analysts say that doing so may necessitate a loosening of China’s fiscal policies. Photo: Reuters
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