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Retailers in China Preparing for a Fourth-quarter Pop

Gifting is an important concept in China, especially within the political sphere. Some of the country’s largest retailers are expecting a boost to sales as the government goes through a once-in-a-decade transition of leadership this month. Pent-up demand and the hope to curry favor with new administration officials is expected to increase sales in the fourth quarter and by 10% next year.

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Some observers are welcoming China’s shrinking trade surplus as a sign the country is finally rebalancing its economy to move away from export dependence and consume more imports. But China’s imbalances have actually worsened.

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