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Lusha Zhang

China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll

Jan 17 2019

BEIJING China's economy is expected to cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out more stimulus measures.

China December new loans beat forecasts, hit record $2.4 trillion in 2018

Jan 15 2019

BEIJING Chinese banks extended far more new loans in December than expected, bringing last year's tally to a record $2.4 trillion as Beijing scrambles to help cash-starved companies and ease mounting pressure on the weakening economy.

UPDATE 1 -China Dec new loans beat forecasts, hit record $2.4 trillion in 2018

Jan 15 2019

* Reviving weak credit growth key to steady cooling China economy

China slashes banks' reserve requirements again as growth slows

Jan 04 2019

BEIJING China's central bank said on Friday it was cutting the amount of cash that banks have to hold as reserves for the fifth time in a year, freeing up $116 billion for new lending as it tries to reduce the risk of a sharp economic slowdown.

China factory activity shrinks for first time in over two years, 2019 looks tougher

Dec 31 2018

BEIJING China's factory activity contracted for the first time in over two years in December, highlighting the challenges facing Beijing as it seeks to end a bruising trade war with Washington and reduce the risk of a sharper economic slowdown in 2019.

China's consumers, factories take a beating as economic gloom deepens

Dec 14 2018

BEIJING China's November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as the economy lost further momentum, heaping pressure on Beijing to defuse its trade dispute with the United States.

China October loan data disappoints, points to further slowing in economy

Nov 13 2018

BEIJING China's credit growth slowed sharply in October, despite pressure by regulators on banks to help keep cash-starved companies afloat, pointing to further weakening in the economy in coming months.

UPDATE 3-China Oct loan data disappoints, points to further slowing in economy

Nov 13 2018

* Policy easing so far not turning around lending-analyst (Adds details)

China October exports surprisingly strong in race to beat higher U.S. tariffs

Nov 08 2018

BEIJING China reported much stronger-than-expected exports for October as shippers rushed goods to the United States, its biggest trading partner, racing to beat higher tariff rates due to kick in at the start of next year.

RPT-UPDATE 2-China Sept new loans rebound on policy easing, more steps seen

Oct 17 2018

BEIJING, Oct 17 China's new bank loans rebounded in September after dipping in the two previous months, central bank data showed, but overall credit conditions stayed tight in an economy chilled by an ongoing tariff war with the United States.

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