China’s entrepreneurs, bankers optimistic about macro-economy


Chinese entrepreneurs and bankers reported growing optimism over the country’s macro-economy in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest central bank surveys.

The entrepreneurs’ macro-economy heat index came in at 42.1 percent in the second quarter, up 3.1 percentage points from the first quarter and 22.8 percentage points higher than in the same period last year, according to a survey from the People’s Bank of China.

About 74.9 percent of the surveyed entrepreneurs from 5,000 industrial businesses thought the macro-economy was operating normally in the second quarter.

A separate survey on bankers showed that their macro-economy heat index was at 45.9 percent in the second quarter,—Xinhua

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