Chinese Industrial Companies’ Profits Drop for Second Month – Bloomberg 06-29-12

Salient to Investors:

Government measures to stimulate the world’s second-biggest economy have yet to reverse a slowdown that may deepen for a sixth quarter.

China’s economy expanded 8.1 percent in Q1, the least in almost three years and the fifth quarterly deceleration.

Predictions:

Dariusz Kowalczyk at Credit Agricole CIB said industrial profits will continue to be under pressure as the slowdown in the economy is curbing demand and deflation is further squeezing profits – profits may well recover in half2 as the economy is revived by monetary and fiscal stimulus and commodity prices weaken. Growth will drop to as low as 7 percent in Q2.

Bank of America estimates growth will slide to 7.5 percent in Q2.

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