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Domino effect?

The impact of China’s slowdown on the west

By Paul Hilsley   September 2013

From the prices of commodities to how much we pay for goods in our stores and the number of tourists walking our streets, what happens in China now clearly impacts us all.

Under new leadership, however, China’s growth is slowing. So what are the risks of this slowdown?

Three of the most significant consequences could be: first, a reduction of imports from our western companies—China is likely to buy less of the industrial goods that we make; second, there could be changes to commodity prices—China may need fewer raw materials, and prices would adjust accordingly; and third, there could be…

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