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China’s key economic data shows further improvement, retail sales back to growth for first time this year


China's economic data including industry, retail and investment showed marked improvements across the board in August, as the world's second largest economy continued its broad-based recovery from the ravages of the coronavirus outbreak.

Retail sales grew 0.5 per cent in August from a year earlier, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday, improving from a 1.1 per cent fall in July and beating analysts’ expectations of . . .

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