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China's manufacturing sector contracts further in February

Official purchasing managers' index drops to 49.2 last month from 49.5 in January

Analysts say they doubt China's manufacturing sector will bottom out before the end of the first quarter.


CHINA'S purchasing managers' index (PMI) contracted for a third straight month in February, two surveys show as the trade war with the United States persists.

China's official PMI which surveys larger state-owned firms fell to a three-year low as it dropped to 49.2 last...

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