Chinese industrial company profit growth slowed to 5.3% Y/Y in March, down from a 17.2% pace in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Chinese industrial company profit growth slowed to 5.3% Y/Y in March, down from a 17.2% pace in the year's first two months. For the quarter as a whole, profits rose 12.1% - roughly inline with sales, meaning flat margins. "With problems of overcapacity and the sluggish global picture, it doesn't bode well," says RBS' chief China economist Louis Kuijs. Shanghai (FXI, CAF) closed overnight.