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China’s industrial output growth slows sharply, investment growth hits 20-year low


China’s industrial output growth slowed sharply in October and investment grew at the weakest pace in more than 20 years, as weakness in global and domestic demand and the drawn-out China-US trade war weighed on the world’s second-largest economy.

Industrial output grew 4.7 per cent in October from a year earlier, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics released on Thursday, missing the median forecast of 5.4 per cent . . .

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