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China's economy sputters with 6.2% growth in Q2

While officials downplay the effects of the data, businesses remain sceptical of any easing in trade war

A worker at a plastic weaving factory in Suqian, Jiangsu. While China is still on track to reaching its growth target of 6 - 6.5%, analysts have revised their forecast downwards after yesterday's data.


CHINA'S economic growth slowed further in the second quarter as the year-long trade war with the United States continued to impact trade, manufacturing and consumer confidence.

The world's second-largest economy grew 6.2 per cent from April-June, its slowest growth rate on...