The downturn in China's manufacturing sector intensified in July, with the Caixin China PMI surprising with a drop to a two-year low.» Read More
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Tommy Xie, economist at OCBC, says new orders remain weak due to lagging domestic demand, while falling input prices reflect persisting deflationary pressure.
Clive McDonnell, head of equity strategy at Standard Chartered, says below-par external demand is the key factor hurting China's manufacturing activity.
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