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China's Nov factory growth unexpectedly picks up despite pollution crackdown

November's strong reading is led by high-tech and consumer goods manufacturing. Thursday's PMIs suggest there is still solid momentum in China's massive manufacturing sector.


GROWTH in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in November, despite a crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market that have been widely expected to weigh on the world's second-largest economy.

The upbeat data should help ease concerns, for now,...

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