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Roxanne Liu

China's factory activity shrinks for fourth month as trade woes deepen

Aug 31 2019

BEIJING Factory activity in China shrank in August for the fourth month in a row as the United States ramped up trade pressure and domestic demand remained sluggish, pointing to a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

China's July industrial profits swing to growth but outlook clouded

Aug 26 2019

BEIJING Profits at China's industrial firms returned to growth in July, helped by public works spending and improved margins in the petrochemical and auto sectors, but an economic slowdown and the U.S. trade war are expected to weigh on the business outlook.

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