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China manufacturing sector stable in April but exports slow

With global growth now past its peak, foreign demand is cooling and likely to soften further, says economist

The world's second-largest economy is engaged in a looming trade war with the US, which has asked China to cut its trade deficit by US$100 billion.


CHINA'S vast manufacturing sector remained broadly stable in April, two surveys showed, but weaker exports point to slower growth ahead.

The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) published on Monday came in at 51.4 last month, down...

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