After such a strong recovery from COVID-19 last year, 2021 was always going to be a different story for China. After all, China led the macroeconomic recovery after the initial outbreak of the pandemic; the so-called “first-in-first-out” effect.
However, regulatory reforms, the energy crisis, and real-estate volatility due to regulatory actions and concerns over Evergrande, have proven additional issues for markets. This has led to some contrasting performance between bond and equity markets in 2021.
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