Q3 2013 Macroeconomics Update: Ripe for reform

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Report summary

China’s new leadership is focusing on quality not quantity when it comes to economic growth. The economy slowed further to 7.5% year on year in Q2, but the government is willing to accept a slower pace of growth amidst a structural shift in the economy in order to secure long-term growth prospects. In this insight we focus on the implications of slower growth in China in the short term, acknowledging that China is growing from a larger base. 

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • China - sorting out the rotten tomatoes
    • Slower China - the ripple effect
    • Emerging markets - festival fever burning out?
    • Conclusion

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • China total social financing
  • China annual GDP increment
  • China adds 2x Singapore's 2012 GDP per annum
  • Impact of 1 percentage point decline in China's investment growth on GDP growth
  • European imports from China
  • Germany's exports to China
  • Foreign bonds purchased by US residents
  • Emerging market currencies dip
  • Interest rates rise - 10 year benchmark yields

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