Less noodles, beer and movies? Clouds on Chinese consumption horizon

April 2, 2017 By Donny Kwok and Adam Jourdan HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Official numbers may suggest a rosier 2017 for China, but the bottom lines of the country’s top consumer firms – from brewers to noodle makers and cinema chains – paint a patchy picture of spending in the world’s second-largest economy. Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd , China’s number two brewer, posted its steepest drop in net profit in 20 years last week, blaming tough competition and weak demand. Noodle maker Tingyi saw profits drop by a third. China’s…

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