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China’s GDP growth slowed to weakest in 27 years, more stimulus expected

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China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2 per cent in the second quarter, its slowest pace in at least 27 years, as domestic and overseas demand faltered amid a bitter trade war with the United States, losing momentum from a growth of 6.4 per cent in the first quarter.

However, industrial output and retail sales offered signs of improvement, although some analysts cautioned the gains may not be sustainable, and the expectations persist that Beijing needs to do . . .

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