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China's Oct manufacturing takes hit from trade war

China's exports have so far proved resilient largely as firms front-loaded shipments to dodge the threat of future duties, but the latest data points to pressure building in the coming months.


GROWTH in China's vast manufacturing sector remained soft in October as the trade war with the United States persists and continues to bite both domestic and overseas demand.

This is according to data from two Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys.


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