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Press release: MasterCard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index

In an effort to increase transparency on the structural changes underway in China’s economy, the MasterCard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index (NEI) was established. The subject of a year of research, the NEI was first publically released on March 2, 2016 and will be issued the 2nd of every month at 10:00am China Standard Time.

The NEI uses big data analysis to track changes in contribution to overall economic activity in China’s New Economy including 1) Energy Conservation & Environmental Protection, 2) New IT & Information Services, 3) Biotech, 4) Advanced Equipment Manufacturing, 5) Renewable Energy, 6) Advanced Materials, 7) New Energy Vehicles, 8) High-tech Services/Research and Development, and 9) Financial & Legal Services. In addition to providing a high level view of ongoing structural changes in the balance between the Old Economy and New Economy, the NEI dives deeper into the capital, labor and technological inputs driving change across the New Economy and within new economy sectors and industries.

The NEI aims to provide deeper insight into the changing characteristics of China’s economy to improve transparency and forecasting accuracy. The NEI and its sub-indices are thus an important set of indicators that can be used to follow emerging patterns and understand the pace of structural transition as the path for the New Economy gradually unfolds.

Read June’s MasterCard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index reading

For further information please contact:

MasterCard

Mr. Wu Huanyu, Vice President of Public Relations

Tel:+86-10-8519-9304

Email:Huanyu_wu@mastercard.com

Caixin Insight Group

Dr. Minggao Shen, CEO & Chief Economist Ma Ling, Public Relations

Tel:+86-10-8104-8016 Tel:+86-10-8590-5204

Emails:minggaoshen@caixin.com Email:lingma@caixin.com

BBD

Chenqin, Chief Economist

Tel:+86-28-65290823

Email:chenqin@bbdservice.com

The MasterCard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index is the fruit of a research partnership between Caixin Insight Group and BBD, in collaboration with the National Development School, Peking University. The subject of a year of research, the NEI was first publically released on March 2, 2016 and will be issued the 2nd of every month at 10:00am China Standard Time.

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About BBD (Business Big Data)

BBD is a leading Big Data and quantitative business analytics firm specializing in the analysis of the high-growth industries emerging in Mainland China. Through dynamic data tracking, credit analysis, risk pricing and economic index construction, BBD provides its clients with a wide range of services at both the macro and micro level.

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