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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.
Ismael Pili, head of financials research, Asia at Macquarie Securities, discusses HSBC's decision to sell its entire Brazil business to Banco Bradesco.