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China’s Bird-Flu Outbreak Seen Adding Risks to Growth: Economy

China’s deadly bird-flu outbreak is rippling through industries from restaurants to travel, adding economic headwinds after last quarter’s unexpected slowdown.

The disease “may suppress domestic consumption in the near term,” Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a report this week. Ding Shuang, a Citigroup Inc. economist in Hong Kong, sees a danger of “short-term volatilities” in growth and inflation and of bigger effects if found to transmit between humans.