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Data confirms China economy still losing steam

Investment, retail sales and factory output all missed forecasts in January, February and fell to multi-year lows

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Iron ore being transported in Rizhao, Shandong province. Industrial output grew 6.8 per cent in the first two months of the year, the weakest expansion since the global financial crisis in late 2008.

Beijing

GROWTH in China's investment, retail sales and factory output all missed forecasts in January and February and fell to multi-year lows, leaving investors with little doubt that the economy is still losing steam and in need of further support measures.

The figures came a day

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