Without breaking for anything more than a comma, its hapless Hong Kong stringer, one Malcolm Scott, conjoined the fact of less profits with the imperative for more……money.
Industrial profits in China fell the most in two years, underscoring the need for looser monetary conditions as the world's second-largest economy slows.
Perhaps Bloomberg is no longer using carbon units to post its news stories and has gone straight to algo-writers designed to directly feed algo-readers without the bother or cost of human intercession. But regardless of whether "Malcolm Scott" is carbon or silicon based, the attached is clearly presented as a news story and the above excerpt as a declarative sentence. Accordingly, by the lights of Bloomberg and the rest of the mainstream financial press which it echoes, it is now the job of central banks to print money to ensure that at no point in time do profits—-and therefore their stock market capitalizations—-fall by even so much as 2.1% over prior year.