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China economy to rebound in 2013: AFP survey


China’s economy is poised finally to end a long downward trend in 2013, economists polled by AFP say, as the new communist leadership vows to retool the nation’s investment-led development model and promote a “happy life” for all.   The … Continue reading

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China’s Manufacturing Sector Contracts for Eighth Straight Month


China’s manufacturing may shrink for an eighth month in June, matching the streak during the global financial crisis in a signal the government’s stimulus has yet to reverse the economy’s slowdown.   The preliminary reading was 48.1 for a purchasing … Continue reading

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Chinese Manufacturing Bounces Back


China looks to have cooled fears of a “hard landing” for its economy, with robust manufacturing data published in early April.   China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index, an important gauge of factory activity, defied most analysts’ forecasts for a slowdown and rose to … Continue reading

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