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China Economy Slips to Record Low Growth

  • Gross domestic product growth weakened to lowest since 1990s
  • Factory output, retail sales beat expectations in June
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China is doing enough to stabilize its economy, according to UBS’s Arend Kapteyn.(Source: Bloomberg)
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China’s economy slowed to the weakest pace since quarterly data began in 1992 amid the ongoing trade standoff with the U.S., while monthly indicators provided signs that a stabilization is emerging.

Gross domestic product rose 6.2.% in the April-June period from a year earlier, below the 6.4% expansion in the first quarter. In June, factory output and retail sales growth beat estimates, while investment in the first half of the year also gave further evidence that stimulus measures to curb the slowdown are feeding through.