Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co. (ADR) (SHI), Weatherford International Ltd (WFT): The Hang Seng’s Bounce Hasn’t Stopped China’s Slowdown

It’s not the slowdown that’s hampering China’s health-care sector, on the other hand — it’s allegations of deep-set corruption. GlaxoSmithKline‘s rash of employee arrests is common knowledge by now, but even firms like Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) have joined the unfortunate party. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) said this week that a Chinese joint venture showed expense violations, although the company quickly enacted discipline, and has so far avoided attention from Chinese authorities. Still, bribery’s on everyone’s mind in China’s health-care sector. For such a promising market — China’s expected to become the second-largest health-care market in the world this decade behind only the U.S. – it’s been a tough time for health-care investors across the Pacific recently. It’s unlikely we’ve seen all there is to this sector’s development.

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