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China October factory prices jump as pollution crackdown squeezes supply

Figures show the economy remains on a healthy stance despite a slowing property sector, financial deleveraging and a clampdown on pollution


CHINA inflation both at factories and for retailers jumped to a nine-month high in October, as government efforts to crackdown on pollution pushed up commodity prices.

The producer price index (PPI), an important barometer of the industrial sector, held strong at 6.9 per...

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