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China Sept. Manufacturing Index Rises Less Than Forecast

A Chinese factory gauge rose less than economists forecast in September, signaling limits on the nation’s rebound from a two-quarter economic slowdown.

The Purchasing Managers’ Index was at 51.1, the National Bureau of Statistics and China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said today in Beijing. That compares with 51 in August and the 51.6 median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey.