ANZ analysts have decided to revise their GDP forecast for Chinese economy to 6.2% for 2019 (-0.2ppt) and 6.0% for 2020 (-0.1ppt) as the economic data coming out of country over the past two months have not lived up to their expectations.

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“The slowdown in the real estate sector is concerning. We really need to keep an eye on its negative impact on growth. Property investment slightly moderated to 11.2% ytd, from 11.9% in April with funding growth slowing to 7.6% from 8.9% last month.”

“Besides our ongoing call for a further 100bp cut in the reserve requirement ratio in the rest of the year, expectations of a US Fed rate cut will also allow the PBoC room to adjust the money market rate. We expect the PBoC to cut the 7-day reverse repo rate by 5bps in Q3 2019.”

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