MNI Nov China Flash Business Survey: 55.52 VS 58.47

18 November 2011

The improvement in Chinese business conditions slowed again in November as new orders contracted from the previous month, the results of the Market News International Flash China Business Sentiment Survey indicate.

The flash overall conditions index fell to 55.52 from 58.47 in the October final survey while the flash new orders index fell below the 50 level which separates expansion and contraction to 49.02 from 59.70 in October. The Market News International China Business Sentiment Flash Survey is based on around 90% of the responses gathered for the final survey release on the last Friday of every month.

The flash survey is released exactly one week ahead of the final survey and is designed to give a preliminary reading of Chinese business sentiment every month. The main MNI China Business Sentiment Survey is released at 0935 Beijing time (0135 GMT) on the last Friday of every month. The complete survey contains 12 indicators for current conditions, plus a further 12 questions concerning expectations for conditions in three months.

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