China’s economy has been sending mixed signals to the markets in recent days.
Despite a strong government campaign, inflation went up again. At the same time retail sales fell a stunning 17 percent. Both figures seem to be undermining domestic economic growth. On the other hand, industrial output and corporate investment went up.
China is our focus this week, and host Stefan Grobe talks to Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist and Group Head of Research at Standard Chartered in London.
Other stories we are looking at: the consequences for farmers of the e-coli bacteria and seemingly contradictory figures on the British job market.