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China Likely Suffered Another Economic Slowdown Last Month

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WATCH: Nomura’s Gareth Nicholson discusses the China and U.S. economies.(Source: Bloomberg)
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China’s economy likely slowed further in August, with data on consumption, industrial output and investment due Wednesday to reveal the extent of the damage caused by an outbreak of the delta variant. 

The extent of the slowdown will be closely watched for sign that it’s serious enough to prompt authorities to change their current stance of slowly withdrawing liquidity from markets and keeping stimulus limited. The ongoing regulatory crackdown on sectors like education, the internet and property may have exacerbated the recent economic weakness.