Indicating the prolonged sluggishness in the economy, China's factory activity dropped further again in October. However, the marginal recovery in export orders has slowed down the drop in the manufacturing production. The PMI edged up in the previous month.
China's economy grows at its slowest pace in more than six years in the third quarter. Gross domestic product between July and September expanded 6.9% from a year ago, its weakest since the first quarter of 2009. While that is better than the forecasted 6.7% growth, it is lower than the 7% recorded in the first two quarters.
The global markets witnessed major crash in August following the China's economy slow down, Yuan devaluation, discouraging manufacturing numbers, etc, Now, the markets are recovering. But, economists, fund managers caution that the party is not over. China may slip in recession in next quarter or six quarters later.
The china's economy slowdown is likely to continue for next three years, predict real-estate developers. The robust growth has led cities to emerge as major infrastructure built up ones. There's opportunity in smaller cities though they can't offer the kind of growth witnessed in cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
China's economy is now more sustainable and domestic consumption is steadily rising, Chinese Central Bank Vice Governor Yi Gang told a G20 meeting of finance officials earlier this week.
China's factory growth likely inched up from a 1-1/2-year low in January, helped by a slight pick-up in momentum the previous month, but the bounce is not expected to last due to unsteady exports and slowing investment, a Reuters poll showed.
China's economy showed further signs of fatigue in November, with factory growth slowing more than expected and investment expansion hovering near a 13-year low, putting pressure on policymakers to unveil stronger stimulus measures.