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The Chinese economy has experienced a bumpy recovery amid a disordered relaxation of "zero Covid" policy and a housing market adjustment. We maintain our 2022 growth projection at 3.6% while lowering 2023 GDP growth to 5.0% from 5.2%.

Agency’s ratings have remained stable or changes have been positive in Advanced Economies (AE), despite the negative impact of the war in Ukraine and the monetary policy tightening. On the contrary, rating changes have been mostly negative for Emerging Economies (EE), although mainly due to idiosyncratic factors.

Chinese authorities have made a significant real estate policy turnaround from the 2021 regulatory storm to 2022 stimulus to ensure a soft-landing on the housing market.

Amid economic slowdown, recently, the authorities promulgated policy stimulus on the housing market and at the same time loosened “zero-Covid” policy restrictions to tackle these two main risks of the economy.

The Chinese economy has experienced a bumpy V-shape recovery after the Shanghai lockdown was lifted, with Q3 GDP higher than expected.

Headline inflation in the US appears to have peaked in June but hit a new high in the Euro Area last month. Core inflation continued to reach new highs. The spread of high inflation to a larger range of goods has stabilized, although it still at high levels. Our supply bottlenecks indicator eased further last month.

Chinese economy has experienced a bumpy recovery after the Shanghai lockdown was lifted. We lowered our 2022 prediction from 4.5% to 3.6%.

Chinese economy shows resilience in August after a bumpy recovery path since the Shanghai lockdown lifted amid the easing of fiscal and monetary policy support.

We estimate China’s optimal foreign reserve level is around USD 2,769.3 billion, USD 454.5 billion lower than the current level. That means, there is still some buffer to reduce the reserve amid risks of western potential sanctions.

Asia’s growing inflation pressures have significantly picked up due to the global supply chain disruptions and high commodity prices. Inflation dynamics have been divergent as consumption habits hit differently. Inflation inertia remains high…

The PBoC cut MLF, repo rate and LPR recently to stimulate growth, but it does not indicate China will start a massive easing cycle.

July’s indicators, namely retail sales, industrial production and fixed asset investment, all fell below their previous readings and significantly missed the market expectations, posing challenges to the whole year growth outlook.