Investment, retail sales and factory output all missed forecasts in January, February and fell to multi-year lows
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Iron ore being transported in Rizhao, Shandong province. Industrial output grew 6.8 per cent in the first two months of the year, the weakest expansion since the global financial crisis in late 2008.
GROWTH in China's investment, retail sales and factory output all missed forecasts in January and February and fell to multi-year lows, leaving investors with little doubt that the economy is still losing steam and in need of further support measures.