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China industrial output slows in May as trade war persists

Manufacturing grew 5% last month, well below the 5.4% growth rate for April as companies grapple with US tariffs

Beijing has set an annual growth target of between 6% and 6.5% for 2019 and announced last March an array of stimulus measures.


CHINA'S industrial output grew at its slowest pace in 17 years in May as stimulus measures failed to gain traction and as the trade war with the US is about to enter into a second year.

The latest monthly figure disappointed with output...

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