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China's August manufacturing outperforms expectations

PMI improves to 51.3 from July's 51.2; analysts point to recent govt measures to support economic activity


CHINA'S vast manufacturing sector, which performed better than expected in August, has proved particularly resilient even as the ongoing trade war with the US shows no signs of easing.

China's official manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) came in at 51.3 in August...

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