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China’s retail sales and industrial output slow sharply in November


China’s November retail sales grew at the slowest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as domestic demand softened further, underlining a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

Retail sales rose 8.1 per cent in November from a year earlier, shows data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday, below expectations for an 8.8 per cent rise and the slowest since May 2003. In October, retail sales . . .

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