What happened to China in 2023?

Nine experts debate

Investment Week
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Since its equity rally in 2020, China's stock market has underwhelmed investors, as domestic and international headwinds dampened returns. Following its post-Covid re-opening, the Asian giant's economic outlook was described as "gloomy" by experts, which in turn collided with a period of deflation in the summer of 2023, the first since early 2021. Now, after China-focused funds dominated the bottom end of 2023's fund performance tables, Investment Week asked a series of experts what happened in China, and what their expectations are for the world's most populous nation.

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