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China shares resume slide as PMI figures disappoint

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January is the worst month since October 2008 for China's stock markets, with 12 trillion yuan having been sliced off the value of its benchmark indices.

Shanghai

CHINESE shares got off to a halting start on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering no respite from the economic drift that has dogged markets for months.

The official version of the PMI survey