The Chinese economy has been hit by a perfect storm. In the third quarter of the ongoing financial year, official Chinese data revealed that GDP growth stood at 4.9 percent, down from 7.9 percent in the previous quarter. This decline in GDP growth is directly eating into profits of big Chinese companies.
Rising prices and low consumer spending create a perfect storm in the Chinese economy:
There are two broad factors that are affecting business earnings in China-raw material inflation and low consumer spending.