Worry about the regulatory environment

The unpredictable regulatory environment is the number one worry expressed by respondents to a survey by Ernst & Young.

Uncertainty around the global regulatory environment and increasingly strict laws and regulations in domestic markets are stalling business decision-making and planning in enterprises operating in China, Ernst Young found in a survey.

Respondents said regulation and compliance were the top threats and challenges across the majority of sectors even though the acute stress of the financial crisis had passed, the firm said. Meanwhile, limited access to credit for non-state-owned entities and a continuing weak economy in parts of the...

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