China Economic Growth Concerns

The growth and associated dynamics of China’s economy has vast importance on many levels, including those for large multinational companies.

Today, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “China GDP Growth Slows to 7.7%.”  Three notable excerpts include:

China’s economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the first quarter, raising concerns that a recovery that started in the second half of last year is already losing steam.


“The slowdown in the first quarter is very remarkable,” said Zhu Haibin, chief China economist at J.P. Morgan. “The weakness is quite broad-based on the domestic front.”


“We saw very fast growth in credit [in March] but the money isn’t going into the real economy,” Mr. Zhu said. “That’s what we’re worried about. We see fast credit growth but the money stays out of the real economy. That will trigger concerns on financial stability.”

Another article, in the April 15 Wall Street “China Realtime Report“, contains a variety of charts depicting economic measures, including (but not limited to) trends in loans, electricity consumption, railway freight, industrial output, and real retail sales.


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