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

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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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