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Plentiful Borrowing Fails to Boost Growth
China’s economy is deteriorating and risks heading for a much weaker 2019 as plentiful borrowing by state and private firms is failing to boost growth, according to the China Beige Book.

@ChinaBeigeBook

"Economists [need] to find more creative ways to gauge the state of the job mkt...Those results give a much more dire picture than official stats suggest"

@jackycwong @WSJ

As we shared back in Nov, we've recently seen sharpest slide since the '16 panic

https://t.co/23khQpyGki

"#China's banking regulator has given ICBC, the country's largest lender, go-ahead to set up a wealth mgmt subsidiary. 4 other big lenders have gotten the nod over the past 2 mos"

Big move - pushing new WMPs out of the shadows & onto bank balance sheets

https://t.co/n6bhflYbVX

"A Chinese govt propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by...a largely unknown special projects team at #Alibaba known as the 'Y Projects Business Unit'."

@teamlipei @catecadell @Reuters

https://t.co/Ac4esSMJta

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