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China’s manufacturing slows to seven-month low

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BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing contracted for a second straight month in February as a mainstay of the world's No. 2 economy loses momentum amid government efforts to rein in credit and investment growth....

5 ways China’s slowdown will ripple across globe

By Tue, Feb 11, 2014 3:32PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — The reaction was slow in coming, but financial markets and corporate bosses have been jolted awake to China's relentless growth decline and are scrambling to cope with wrenching changes in global business....

China inflation eases to 2.5 percent in December

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014 11:22AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China's inflation rate eased in December to 2.5 percent amid signs the world's second-largest economy might be cooling. ...

China estimates 2013 growth slowed to 7.6 percent

By Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:12PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says the Cabinet has estimated this year’s economic growth edged down to 7.6 percent and warned it faces pressure to decline further. The Xinhua News Agency on Thursday cited a Cabinet report to China’s legislature that said growth declined from 7.7 percent in 2012. That was above...

China November inflation declines

By Mon, Dec 09, 2013 10:42AM UTC Comments Off A Chinese couple check the prices of  cooking oils at a supermarket in Beijing China. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s inflation edged down in November, giving Beijing more room to stimulate the economy if needed. Data showed consumer prices rose 3.0 percent, down from October’s 3.2 percent. Price increases were driven by a 22.3 percent rise in the cost of fresh vegetables and a 5.9 percent gain for food prices overall....

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