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China’s Investment Growth Slows to a Record Low

  • Industrial output and retail sales both below estimates
  • Investment is growing at slowest pace in data dating to 1998
Top Chinese Copper Producer Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group to Defy Gloom And Ramp-Up Output
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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The engines of China’s economy are sputtering, with exports falling, factory output slowing, investment growth at a record low and consumption coming off the boil.