"At one time, it seemed every Chinese consumer was buying a cellular phone in the Chinese economy,” says Lombardi, “but this year, two of China’s largest manufacturers of cellular equipment reported drops in corporate profits of over 12%."
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New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
Michael Lombardi, lead contributor to Profit Confidential, believes that Chinese corporations are facing declining corporate profits, which is one of the main reasons why the Chinese economy’s main stock market, the Shanghai Composite Index, is down 17% from a year ago.
In the article “Chinese Economy Shows Signs of Severe Slowdown,” Lombardi notes that the world’s second-largest airline, Air China, warned that its corporate profits would decline by more than 50% this year.
Lombardi also observes a decline in cellular phone sales: “At one time, it seemed every Chinese consumer was buying a cellular phone in the Chinese economy,” says Lombardi, “but this year, two of China’s largest manufacturers of cellular equipment reported drops in corporate profits of over 12%.”
Lombardi believes there is more evidence that the Chinese consumer within the Chinese economy is not going to help global growth.
“China’s largest electronics retailer reported corporate profits that fell almost 30%,” says Lombardi. “China’s second-largest appliance maker saw corporate profits fall by 30% due to slowing demand.”
In total, Lombardi cites roughly 900 large firms within the Chinese economy are expecting lower corporate profits for 2012.
“This is why, despite the People’s Bank of China pumping 1.4 trillion yuan into the Chinese economy; bank lending continues to fall,” states Lombardi.
If the Chinese economy does crash to a halt, Lombardi thinks this will create reverberations around the world and will cause significant damage to the U.S. economy.
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