China's Record Factory Gauge Slump Adds to a Policy Dilemma

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  • Manufacturing PMI fell to three-year low of 49.4 in January
  • Services indicator edged lower to 53.5 from a 16-month high

What China's PMI Report Says About Their Economy

China’s official factory gauge signaled a record sixth straight month of deterioration, raising the stakes for policy makers struggling to prop up the economy amid a second bear market in stocks since June and a currency at a five-year low.

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