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China's manufacturing sector shrinks further in September

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In order to avoid any hard landing, Beijing has been easing its monetary policies by lowering interest rates and the reserve requirement ratio for banks. It has also launched targeted investment projects such as railways and social housing.

Hong Kong

CHINA'S manufacturing sector continued to contract in September, two separate reports showed on Thursday, as the world's second largest economy grapples with weak external demand and structural weaknesses.

The final Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (