German businesses put on brave face amid China economic slowdown

China's economic slowdown is worrying for German exporters, since China is their most important market after Europe and the United StatesGerman companies are trying not to let themselves be spooked by the economic slowdown in China, even if they concede they are currently seeing a drop in demand for their products there. “Of course we’re experiencing a fall-off in demand in China at the moment,” said Franz Hampel, head of Garant-Moebel, a furniture wholesaler. Employing a workforce of around 230 and active in around 20 countries, Garant-Moebel opened an office in Hong Kong two years ago where it employs a dozen people.

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