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China's factory activity expands further in March

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The official purchasing managers' index (PMI), which gauges conditions at factories and mines, edged up to 51.8, slightly beating the 51.7 forecast in a Bloomberg News survey and up from the previous month's 51.6.


CHINESE factory activity accelerated in March, official data showed on Friday, the latest sign of improving momentum in the world's second-largest economy but analysts warned of headwinds later down the line.

The figures are the most recent to suggest that a years-long...

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