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China Growth - Withering Greenshoots?

Apr. 01, 2022 2:48 PM ETFNI
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  • Calls for stepping up policy support in China are getting louder after domestic activity gauges (PMIs) slipped back into contraction territory in March.
  • The consensus forecast - which incorporates the improved expectations for Q1 - is already below the official growth target of about 5.5%.
  • We continue to think that “blanket” measures like cuts in the reserve requirements and policy rates are still on the table, especially if the 2022 growth forecast dives below 5%.

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Calls for stepping up policy support in China are getting louder after domestic activity gauges (Purchasing Managers Indices (PMIs)) slipped back into contraction territory in March (see chart below). Quarterly

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