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China’s Unexpected GDP Delay Blamed by Analysts on Party Meeting

  • Official economic data due this week delayed, no reason given
  • Government officials gathering for party congress this week
Bloomberg business news
China’s Delay of GDP Data Release Blamed by Analysts on Party Meeting
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China delayed the publication of gross domestic product data a day before the report was scheduled for release, a move likely to add to investor uncertainty and that was attributed by analysts to the Communist Party’s congress this week.

The National Bureau of Statistics updated its release schedule on Monday, with the dates for major economic indicators due the next day marked as “delayed.” It didn’t give a reason for the change, and provided no information about a new publication date.