Chinese home appliance giants are expected to see profit slump in the first quarter, with some slipping into losses, due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Major players are considering salary freeze and letting go underperformed workers.
Gree Electric Appliances Inc, China's largest air conditioner maker, expects its first-quarter profit to slump 70 - 77 per cent from a year earlier to 1.33 billion yuan - 1.71 billion yuan, according to its stock exchange . . .
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