by Asia Perspective

Economic Update Reports

Asia Perspective's Economic Update Report is issued up to four times per year and features recent developments and emerging trends within key Asian industries including: Automotive, Retail, Cleantech, Medtech, Metals & Mining as well as Manufacturing & Engineering.

Issue 2 2017: China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grows at 6.9% in Q2

August 23rd, 2017

The Chinese economy continued to show strong growth figures also in the second quarter of 2017, matching the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 6.9 % in the first quarter.

Issue 1 2017: Continuous strong growth during the first quarter of 2017

June 14th, 2017

The Chinese economy grew with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 6.9 % during the first quarter of 2017 according to official statistics, a figure higher than expected by many analysts.

Quarter 4 2016: Strengthened corporate prospects amidst global concerns

June 14th, 2017

The World Bank recently revised its global economic forecast down to 2.4 % for 2016. The modification is due to slower growth in advanced economies, increasing doubts regarding global free trade, low commodity prices and diminishing capital flows.

Quarter 3 2016: Recovering Manufacturing and Strong Retail Sales

October 31st, 2016

The World Bank recently revised its global economic forecast down to 2.4 % for 2016. The modification is due to slower growth in advanced economies, increasing doubts regarding global free trade, low commodity prices and diminishing capital flows.

Quarter 2 2016: Consistent but Moderate Growth

July 29th, 2016

China’s economy is still on track with the government’s economic target of 6.5-6.7% growth in 2016 and an annual growth rate of 6.5% for the subsequent four years.

Quarter 1 2016: Optimism in the Chinese Economy

January 29th, 2016

China´s GDP expansion of just 6,9% during 2015 might have been the lowest in over 25 years, but a series of indicators in the first quarter of 2016 are now predicting brighter times.

Quarter 4 2015: Continued rebalancing of the economy

December 19th, 2015

China’s GDP growth moderated to a 6.7% year-on-year rate in the last quarter of 2015. That totals in a full year growth of just 6.9% during 2015, marking the lowest growth rate in 25 years.

Quarter 3 2015: Slowing growth and stimulus measures

November 13th, 2015

China’s GDP growth slowed to a 6.9% year-on-year rate during the    third quarter of 2015. The noted growth rate beat most economists’ expectations but is still the lowest obtained growth rate since the first quarter of 2009.

Quarter 2 2015: Continued deceleration of the Chinese economy

September 7th, 2015

China’s GDP growth slowed to a 7% year-on-year rate during both the first and second quarters of 2015, reaching a six year low. Despite growing concerns about the economy a government aim set at 7% was achieved.

Issue 1 2015: Weak growth in 2014 and challenges to
come in 2015

May 2nd, 2015

China’s GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter was 7.3%, maintaining the same growth as in the third quarter. The total growth rate throughout 2014 was 7.4%, decreasing 0.3 percent from 2013. This is below the official target of 7.5% and the lowest growth rate the Chinese economy has seen in 24 years.

Issue 4 2014: Third quarter growth reflects a slowdown
in the Chinese economy

January 6th, 2015

China’s GDP grew by 7.3% year-on-year in the third quarter, decreasing 0.2 percent compared to the second quarter. This is the weakest growth since the first quarter of 2009 when growth fell to 6.6% due to the global financial crisis.

Issue 3 2014: Picked up momentum in the second
quarter

November 9th, 2014

China’s economy was steaming ahead in the second quarter, growing 7.5% after a slowdown earlier in the year. Because the government has been announcing a series of measures since March, which has helped to stabilize growth in Q2.

Issue 2 2014: Slowdown continues, but remains
manageable (for now)

May 30th, 2014

China’s first quarter GDP growth rate was 7.4%, representing the slowest growth since third quarter of 2012, and down 30 basis points compared to last quarter. Fixed asset investment came in slightly below expectations with a 17.6% year-on-year growth.

Issue 1 2014: Weak growth performance but the
outlook for 2014 is stable

March 11th, 2014

China’s economic growth rate for 2013 was slightly above market expectations, landing at 7.7%. And while this was 0.1 percentage points from being the lowest growth since 1999, it is not a surprising development considering global macroeconomic conditions and the economic transition the country is currently experiencing.

Issue 3 2013: The Expected Recovery Stumbled

July 12th, 2013

On the 9th of November, China’s most powerful and influential political figures met in Beijing to discuss the political agenda for the Communist Party. This report presents an examination and analysis of reforms resulting from the meeting.

Issue 2 2013: China’s Q4 GDP growth beat expectations

April 2nd, 2013

China’s GDP grew 7.9 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, the number beat expectations, lifted the overall yearly growth and reversed quarter-on-quarter declines recorded in previous quarters.

Issue 1 2013: Prospects of a soft landing for Chinese economy remain high

January 7, 2013

China’s GDP expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the lowest rate since the height of the global financial crisis and also missing the government’s target for the first time since the first quarter of 2006.

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