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China’s new bank loan growth slower than expected, total social financing growth slowed for sixth straight month to hit lowest since December 2018

New bank loans in China grew at a pace slower than expected in August and the growth of total social financing slowed for the sixth…

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China’s coal prices remain high as power plants start restocking for winter heating season, supply remains tight

China’s coal prices have remained high despite government measures to stabilize the market. Industry insiders expect the prices to remain elevated as power plants in…

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China’s factory-gate price inflation hit highest since 2008 driven by rising commodity prices, while consumer inflation eased further

Factory-gate price inflation in China hit the highest level in 13 years in August driven by surging prices of coal, chemicals and steel products, while…

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China’s cement prices climb significantly as demand strengthens while supply remains tight

China’s cement prices have been climbing since late August amid rising demand in the traditional peak season and as local government bond issuance picks up…

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China’s exports unexpectedly grew at faster pace to hit new record high in August

China’s exports grew at a faster pace in August to hit a new record high driven by robust global demand despite high comparison base a…

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China’s foreign exchange reserves fell in August due to changes in asset prices

China’s foreign exchange reserves fell to $3.2321 trillion at the end of August, down $3.8 billion from a month earlier, official data showed Tuesday. The…

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Shenzhen’s second-hand home sales tumbled over 80% on year in August amid tightening property curbs, prices of school district homes hit hard

China’s technology hub of Shenzhen saw second-hand home transactions tumble by more than 80 per cent in August from a year earlier after the local…

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China’s heavy truck, excavator sales plunged in August, rebounds expected in coming months as local government bond sales pick up

China’s heavy truck and excavator sales plunged in August on year after robust growth in the first half of the year. Analysts believe the worst…

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China’s services sector shrank in August for first time since April 2020 amid Covid-19 resurgence – private survey

China’s services sector activities slipped into sharp contraction in August due to a series of Covid-19 flareups, a private survey showed on Friday, in line…

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Several large banks’ real estate bad loan ratio increase in first half, most banks saw share of real estate lending drop amid tighter scrutiny

Several large Chinese commercial banks saw bank loan ratio for their real estate-related lending increased in the first half of the year after authorities tightened…

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China’s manufacturing activities slip into contraction in August for first time since May 2020

China’s manufacturing activity slipped into contraction in August for the first time in since May 2020, as COVID-19 containment measures, supply bottlenecks and high raw…

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China’s services activities contracted in August for first time since March last year, manufacturing sector expands at slower pace

China’s services sector activity contracted in August to the second-lowest level on record, further adding to evidence of a slowing economy after the key indicator…

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China’s industrial profit growth slowed for fifth straight month in July, adding signs of weakening economic recovery

Growth of profits generated by China’s industrial companies slowed for the fifth straight month in July, adding signs that the post-pandemic recovery in the world’s…

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China’s coal prices remain high despite government’s cooling measures, coal demand expected to remain strong in coming months

China’s coal prices have remained high even after the authority introduced a series of measures to ensure supplies and stabilise prices. Pithead coal prices in…

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China’s local government bond issuance hit lowest since April in July, bond sales expected to pick up in August, September

The pace of Chinese local government borrowing has been generally slow this year and their bond issuance in July hit the lowest level since April….