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Weak housing market in China blights the other sectors as well

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A slow day in a Hefei market in Anhui province in September reflects the slow-down in retail sales in China. It has raised questions on whether policy makers should do more to jump-start the economy.

Beijing

SOFTER domestic demand probably pulled down growth in China's imports, investment and retail sales to multi-month or multi-year lows in September, raising questions about whether policymakers should do more to fight the slowdown.

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